Scott Dixon is staying with Chip Ganassi for 2019.
RACER has learned the official announcement of the four-time IndyCar champion’s return for his 18th year with Ganassi will be made Monday morning and a teleconference is set for 2 p.m. ET.
The 38-year-old Kiwi had been heavily pursued by Zak Brown and Michael Andretti for the potential McLaren IndyCar start-up team and also drawn interest from Roger Penske, but opted to stay loyal to the only team he’s really ever known in IndyCar racing.
It’s believed Dixon’s deal is for one year. Dixon’s agent Stefan Johansson was unavailable for comment.
With four races remaining in the 2018 season, Dixon owns a 46-point lead over Alexander Rossi as he guns for his fifth title.