Chip Ganassi Racing’s four IndyCar drivers will race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona

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Daytona International Speedway will be a prime warmup spot for the NTT IndyCar Series at Chip Ganassi Racing, which will have all of its drivers moonlighting in the 2022 Rolex 24.

Ganassi announced the lineups for its two Cadillacs in the Rolex 24, and three of the team’s IndyCar drivers will be joining previously announced full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship drivers Renger van der Zande, Sebastien Bourdais, Earl Bamber and Alex Lynn in the field.

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon and defending series champ Alex Palou will be in the No. 01 V-Performance Academy Cadillac DPi-V.R with Bourdais and van der Zande.

Marcus Ericsson, a two-time IndyCar winner last season for Ganassi, will be in the No. 02 with Bamber and Lynn. The car also will feature the return to Ganassi of Kevin Magnussen, who raced full time in IMSA DPi with van der Zande last season.

“Our Cadillac drivers lead by example,” Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull said in a release. “Each have already won on the world stage. They unselfishly mirror each other’s performance on and off track. Their equal experience combined with skillset is driven through zero agenda.

“In today’s world of equal performance standards, the driver’s contribution is the ultimate separator. Our roster has eight of the very best in equal Cadillacs. Bamber, Bourdais, Ericsson, Dixon, Lynn, Magnussen and van der Zande — this group drives as one.”

Jimmie Johnson, Ganassi’s fourth full-time driver in IndyCar, also will be racing the Rolex 24 in the No. 48 Ally Action Express Cadillac for the second consecutive year.

With testing heavily limited during the IndyCar offseason, the Rolex 24 will offer a chance to knock off the rust off in a high-downforce car ahead of the IndyCar season opener Feb. 27 on the streets of St. Petersburg.

After becoming IndyCar’s first Spanish champion, Palou will be making his IMSA debut after testing at Daytona last month. Ericsson also will be making his first IMSA start.

Dixon, who is entering his 22nd season with Ganassi, is a three-time Rolex 24 overall winner (in 2006 and ’15 with Ganassi and ’20 with Wayne Taylor Racing) making his 19th consecutive start in the Daytona season opener.

Formula E announces Portland, Oregon as US race in 2023

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The American date for the 2023 Formula E schedule will move from Brooklyn, New York to Portland, Oregon on June 24, 2023, filling the calendar at 16 rounds. This will be the first time in the nine-year history of the series that they have raced on the West Coast in only the third different city in the United States. Miami hosted one Formula E race in 2015. The series has visited the United States every season except 2020 due to the COVID-1+9 pandemic.

The 2023 race will be Round 12.

“We are excited to bring the premier electric motorsport world championship to Portland for the first time in June next year,” said Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Formula E in a press release. “There is a big, passionate fanbase for professional sports in the city, together with strong ecological credentials which makes Portland a perfect host for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

“The USA remains an important market for Formula E. We are delighted to maintain that critical presence and engage a new audience in the Pacific Northwest region in all-electric motorsport.”

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Last year’s American round in Brooklyn was made up of two races with Nick Cassidy from Envision Racing winning Race 1 and António da Costa from DS Techeetah taking the second race.

Portland will host only one Formula E race in 2023.

The 2023 season will be highlighted by the new Gen 3 car, which features a battery capable of generating 350 kilowatts with regeneration capability from both the front and rear axles. This contributes to a top speed of 200 miles per hour (m.p.h.), an increase of about 25 m.p.h. from last year.

The 2023 season also marks the entry of two new iconic teams, Maserati and McLaren, who completed their roster of drivers in late November with the addition of Jake Hughes.

Season 9 Calendar

Round 1:  January 3, Mexico City, Mexico
Rounds 2 & 3: January 27-28, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Round 4: February 11, Hyderabad, India*
Round 5: February 6, Cape Town, South Africa*
Round 6: March 8, São Paulo, Brazil*
Rounds 7 & 8: April 22-23, Berlin, Germany
Round 9: May 6, Monaco
Rounds 10 & 11: June 3-4, Jakarta, Indonesia
Round 12: June 24, Portland, Oregon*
Rounds 13 & 14: July 15-16, Rome, Italy
Rounds 15 & 16: July 29-30, London

*subject to final FIA Safety and Technical checks,