Reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will be reunited with de Ferran Motorsports for this month's Petit Le Mans, having enjoyed a successful outing at Sebring earlier in the campaign.
The 29-year old New Zealander will line-up alongside regular drivers Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud in the #66 XM Radio-backed Acura ARX-02a for the 1000-mile, ten-hour race at Road Atlanta on 26 September, returning for a third appearance with the team.
The 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner made his debut with de Ferran in last year's Petit Le Mans and returned for this year's Sebring 12 Hours, where he qualified on pole position.
"We are delighted that Scott will be joining us for Petit Le Mans this year," confirmed team owner de Ferran, "This will be Scott's third outing with our team and, not only has he fitted very well with our organisation, but he was also outstanding in all previous times he drove for us, which included putting our car on pole position at Sebring earlier this year.
"To have someone of his calibre driving with us is very good news indeed, and I want to thank Target Chip Ganassi Racing - and Chip personally - for allowing their star driver to be with us once again."
Dixon currently holds third place in the 2009 IndyCar Series and remains in contention for back-to-back titles, having won four races from 15 starts for Ganassi, but is relishing another chance to droive the four-race winning #66 prototype.
"I'm really pleased that Chip has given me another opportunity to join Gil and his team, as I've always enjoyed the chances I've gotten in the past to join him and Simon in the ALMS and, specifically, at Petit Le Mans," the Kiwi enthused, "I know that de Ferran Motorsports always assembles a strong team and I'm looking forward to doing my part to hopefully put us in a position to be in contention at the end."