Scuderia Corsa Merges With Ed Carpenter Racing And Puts Ed Jones In Seat For 2019, ECR Has 2 Of Last 3 Indy Lights Champions Now

INDIANAPOLIS – Scuderia Corsa officials told me immediately after the Indianapolis 500 concluded last May that they’ll be back. While the magnitude to how they’ll be back wasn’t known, they said that they’ll at least run the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 with the goal of more races. Well, on Wednesday, the team unveiled their plans for the 2019 IndyCar Series season and hired Ed Jones as their driver. 

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For 3rd Straight Year, A New Driver In The No. 10 Honda, Will Rosenqvist Make It Work, Also What Are Jones’ Chances Now?

At one point, the No. 10 Honda with Chip Ganassi Racing was one of the most coveted seats in all of racing. Between Dan Wheldon and Dario Franchitti, the car won 19 races from 2006 through 2012. It also had 61 top five finishes and 87 top 10’s in 114 starts in that time frame. Franchitti, won the 2009, 2010 and 2011 championships with it. Unfortunately, from 2013 on, that car has one win in the last 103 races. 

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Ganassi Looks To Be Among Favorites For Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500

MADISON, Ill – Chip Ganassi Racing may only have a two car team for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season and they may have struggled in last year’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 as a four car unit, but this weekend, they’re shining. Qualifying was rained out so Scott Dixon will start on the pole for the first time this season for Saturday night’s 248 Lap race. His teammate Ed Jones rolls off 12th for the second straight week and the third consecutive race of starting in Row 6. But, I don’t…

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Ganassi In No Hurry To Expand His INDYCAR Operation

INDIANAPOLIS – One tidbit of information that Chip Ganassi shared with us on a conference call on Monday was that he’s in no hurry to expand his Verizon IndyCar Series team past two cars in the near future. Chip Ganassi Racing expanded from a two-car operation to a four car team in 2011 and remained that way for 2012 too. Then, in 2013, they ran three full-time cars while expanding back to a four car team for the next four seasons. But, last offseason, they scaled back to a two car…

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Ed Jones A Quiet Sleeper This Weekend In Toronto

Ed Jones has been surging lately. After a dismal Month of May in Indy, he’s been among the most consistent drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series field. Jones, heads to Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) with four top 10 finishes over his last five starts. But, take out the two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and some bad luck, and you’d see Jones could be a championship contender instead. Here’s why. 

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Ed Jones Quietly Strong Again, Finishes In The Top 10 In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – After a dismal Month of May at Indy where Ed Jones finished 22nd (INDYCAR Grand Prix) and 31st (Indianapolis 500) respectively, he hasn’t finished outside the top 10 since. Jones, brought his No. 10 Honda home with his fourth straight top 10 finish in Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix as he finished ninth in the 55 Lap race at Road America. Jones, started 12th but hung around all afternoon en route to his 11th career top 10 finish in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Really, if not for a…

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First Data To Sponsor Ed Jones This Weekend In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – At first, you may not notice much different about Ed Jones’ No. 10 Honda when it flies by you on the 4.014-mile Road America circuit this weekend. “Data” will be seen on his blue and white colored Verizon IndyCar Series machine this weekend. But, it’s a different kind of “Data” on his car and a different shade of blue. Instead of his usual NTT Data and light blue paint scheme for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Jones will have First Data on his…

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Ed Jones, Scott Dixon Cap Great Belle Isle Weekend For Ganassi With Dual Top 5’s On Sunday

BELLE ISLE, MI – It wasn’t a weekend sweep for Scott Dixon or even Chip Ganassi Racing, but the team leaves Belle Isle with their heads held really high. Dixon, led the first laps for the organization on Saturday when he led a race high 39 of 70 laps en route to his 42nd career Verizon IndyCar Series season. On Sunday, he didn’t win but he did finish fourth in his No. 9 Honda for his seventh top six finish in eight races to start the 2018 season. He now leaves…

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2018 Indy 500 Not Kind To 2017 Indy 500 Top Finishers

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Takuma Sato narrowly beat Helio Castroneves by 0.2011-seconds in a thrilling 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Ed Jones had a phenomenal ride in coming home third with Dale Coyne Racing while Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan rounded out the top five. Well, the 2018 edition of the historic race wasn’t kind to those drivers. Two of the first three cars out of Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 finished in the top three in 2017. Furthermore, none of the five finished inside the top 20…

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Dixon, Jones Eyeing To End Chip Ganassi Racing’s Drought In Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to believe, but as we head to Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) neither of the two Chip Ganassi Racing drivers have led a lap through the first five races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. But, here Scott Dixon is fourth in the standings and well within striking distance. That should be scary for the rest of the field. Chip Ganassi said on Fast Friday that he’s happy with where they are right now and they haven’t even entered their normal…

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