Ed Jones as a replacement for Tony Kanaan in the #10 CGR Honda
Ed Jones, the 2016 Indy Lights champion and 2017 IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year, joins Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the #10 NTT Data Honda as a replacement for Tony Kanaan, who moved to AJ Foyt Racing.
“We’ve been following Ed’s career for quite some time now and are pleased we are able to add him to strengthen our Indy car lineup. He has a year of Indy car racing under his belt now and is the type of young talent that we were looking for. We can’t wait to get him on the race track,” team owner Chip Ganassi said.
After winning the 2016 Indy Lights title, Jones progressed to the IndyCar Series with Dale Coyne Racing, spending a full season in the #19 Honda. His best result was the third place at the Indianapolis 500 and he finished 14th in the final standings.
“This is truly an honor to have the opportunity to drive for Chip, his organization and to represent NTT Data. Chip runs one of the biggest and best motor racing teams in the world, and equally as important, is a proven winner across each series he competes in from Le Mans to Indianapolis and beyond. I want to get up to speed quickly and learn as much as I can,” Jones said.