Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has confirmed it will field two Prototype class entries at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2016.
Chip Ganassi Racing Teams' four-time and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon joins team-mates Tony Kanaan (2004 Champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 Winner), Kyle Larson (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2014 Rookie of the Year) and Jamie McMurray (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2010 Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 Winner) in the #02 car to defend their 2015 win, while FCGR newcomer and FIA European Formula 3 Championship race winner Lance Stroll will join former F1 driver Alex Wurz, reigning WEC (World Endurance Championship) LMP1 Champion Brendon Hartley and three-time FIA World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx in the #01 machine.
“We're proud to have the defending Prototype Champions from last year, along with the excitement worldwide with the reintroduction of the Ford GT. I think we've built a very strong effort for the 2016 race in the Prototype class, which gives us two more solid chances to get to victory lane,” said Ganassi.
“This event is the one every racing driver wants to compete in,” added Priaulx. “For me having this first opportunity to drive a prototype there is just amazing. This will be my third visit to the race and I can't wait.
“I was on the podium in the GTLM class in my first visit in 2014, and I have high hopes of a great result this year. This will be my first race with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and I can't wait to get there to start working with the team. It is an honour to be able to drive for such a team and also have such a great bunch of teammates with so much experience and so many titles to their names.”
The addition of the #01 and #02 Ford EcoBoost Prototypes brings the FCGR car count to a team-record four entries for the race after previously announcing a pair of Ford GTs last month.
Partnership details and car liveries for the two Prototype entries will now be announced at 'a later date', the squad added.