Scott Dixon goes for a fourth overall Daytona 24 Hour win later this month, announced as a driver for one of Chip Ganassi Racing’s two-car effort.
Fellow Kiwi Earl Bamber will be on the other side of the CGR garage. This year marks the start of Bamber’s first full IMSA Sportscar series with the powerhouse team.
Dixon will share driving duties in the No.1 Cadillac with Renger van der Zande, Sébastien Bourdais and Alex Palou.
Palou, who beat Dixon to last year’s IndyCar title, makes his IMSA debut at the event. It is also his first return to tin-top racing since 2019, when he drove a McLaren 720S GT3 in Japan’s Super GT3000 series.
Bamber has Alex Lynn, Kevin Magnussen and Marcus Ericsson sharing the No.2 Cadillac.
Like Palou, this is Ericsson’s debut IMSA race.
The Swede finished sixth in the 2021 IndyCar Series.
For Bamber, the twice-around-the-clock affair is his second race with the CGR team.
He was drafted up to the squad late last year to substitute an ill Magnussen at the Petit Le Mans.
Despite a brake rotor issue costing Bamber a shot at victory, his early speed in a Prototype car left him and the team optimistic for 2022.
“I just had a massive smile on my face when I got out of the car,” he said last year.
“The car and team we’ve got, I think [2022 is] going to be a really good season.”
Bamber’s best Daytona 24 Hour result in the past was in 2020, finishing second in the GT Le Mans class.
The 2022 rendition of the event is held on the last weekend of January.