The plan to rebuild America's superteam

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The plan to rebuild America's superteam
By: Tom Errington
Dec 5, 2017, 12:29 PM

As Penske dominates IndyCar with a four-car superteam, its long-time arch-rival Ganassi is cutting back to two entries for talisman Scott Dixon and second-year racer Ed Jones. Why is it convinced smaller is better?

If Ed Jones was unsure what joining a two-car Ganassi outfit, and partnering IndyCar's best driver in Scott Dixon, would entail, he learned quickly on his first day with the team. Standing on the Indianapolis pitwall, Jones didn't get a chance to speak to Dixon. His new team-mate was too busy testing for five uninterrupted hours without taking his helmet off once.

Jones's first day was also the start of a new-look era at Ganassi, which had made the decision to scale back from its four-car line-up to two - a size that has traditionally brought out the best in one of IndyCar's greatest teams. From Jimmy Vasser and Alex Zanardi to Dixon and Dan Wheldon then Dario Franchitti, Chip Ganassi's team has thrived as a two-hander.

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Series IndyCar
Author Tom Errington
Article type Analysis