INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — John Cote/IndyCar photo —
Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced Tuesday that development driver Sage Karam will join the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series lineup in the No. 8 Chevrolet for the second race of the series at the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park this weekend.
Karam’s No. 8 Chevrolet will bear the Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records livery to start his second Verizon IndyCar Series event for the team.
“I’m honored to be back in the No. 8 car this weekend at NOLA,” said Karam. “I’m looking forward to applying what I learned in St. Petersburg to this weekend. We’ve run a few tests here so I’m definitely more comfortable in the car than I was in St. Petersburg. I’ll be looking to my Ganassi teammates to help me with my learning curve so we can make sure the Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records car has a good run in this inaugural race.”
Karam finished 19th at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in his first-ever street course race appearance. He drove an incident-free race, completed every lap and brought the No. 8 Chevrolet back in one piece per the team’s goal.
With the result, Karam holds the 19th position in the Verizon IndyCar Series point standing with 11 markers, 40 points behind points leader Juan Pablo Montoya.
CREDIT: Chip Ganassi Racing Teams