Sage Karam out at Chip Ganassi Racing

By Josh Farmer, Journalist

Sage Karam’s run at Chip Ganassi Racing is reportedly over as Karam’s management has not renewed his contract with the team.

According to Racer, there have been issues finding money to keep Karam in a seat and a deal for 2016 was not struck.

Karam’s manager, Micky Ryan, did not rule out a return to Ganassi in the future and said that plans for 2016 could include racing in Global Rallycross as well as the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship with the team as well as an Indy 500 effort.

“At the moment, we’re exploring all options and it isn’t limited to any team in any series,” he said. “I know the Ganassi organization wants Sage racing, from a development standpoint. In this sport, if you’re not in a car, you’re forgotten pretty quickly. If the [Ganassi] team can put something together, across various platforms, I know he’d love to be there.”

There are only three open seats in IndyCar (KV, Schmidt Peterson, Dale Coyne) and those seats need funding as well so Karam’s options in IndyCar are somewhat limited.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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