Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull says that new full-time driver Jimmie Johnson can carry over a lot of his oval experience in the NASCAR as he prepares to compete on ovals in IndyCar oval events this season.
Speaking to Paddock Eye on Friday in St Petersburg, Hull said that Johnson came to Ganassi fro Hendrick Motorsports in NASCAR who he says are a fantastic team to have come from as he made his IndyCar debut with the team in 2021.
Hull said that Johnson was able to immediately get into what Ganassi do and how they do what they do and he has really embedded himself with the team.
When it comes to Scott Dixon who is a six-time champion, Hull said that he has worked with Mike for 20 years and that they know each other well and now how each other operate and that is beneficial to the team to help move them forward.
Hull said that someone told him recently that Ganassi Racing’s odds of finishing second at St Pete this weekend is 90 percent.
Speaking about Scott, Hull said that the great thing about the Iceman is that he doesn’t dwell on his championships and he gets on with the job at hand.
Dixon has passion and enthusiasm continue to grow. makes him who he is.
Hull said he doesn’t take his relationship with Dixon for granted. Hull expects Dixon to continue what he is doing.
Hull feels that Alex Palou has been a great asset to the team having won the championship in his first season with the team last season and he expects the Spaniard to continue to be up there given that he came from a well-run team in Dale Coyne Racing while he came from Europe.
When it comes to Marcus Ericsson he had a breakthrough season and he believes that the Swede will continue to grow that when he came over to Schmidt two years ago he was given a competitive car which is what he was lacking in Formula 1.