Mike Hull has been employed by Chip Ganassi Racing for over 30 years. During that time he’s had a very successful relationship as the strategist for six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion – Scott Dixon. We caught up with him at the 2023 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach as he was walking back to his hotel after a long day at the track. He was gracious enough to give us some time where he talks about the quality of his driver, figuring out strategy based on data versus experience, and what makes his team so successful.
NOTE: Scott Dixon started his 319th consecutive NTT IndyCar Series race on August 11, 2023 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course where he earned his 54th race win and extended his streak of winning at least one race for 19 consecutive seasons. Mike Hull was on the pit box calling the strategy that saw Dixon go from getting hit from behind in Turn 7 on lap one, spin out to last place, then come back and score that remarkable victory.
By Larry Mason
Copyright © 2023 Larry Mason
Mike Hull (of Chip Ganassi Racing) is the long-time strategist for Scott Dixon in the NTT IndyCar Series. He has a lot to smile about as his driver Scott Dixon is second on the all-time win list behind the legendary A.J. Foyt.
With his back to us in the photo, Mike Hull typically makes Dixon (facing us) happy as he helps his driver maximize his driving efforts on track by using years of experience and loads of data to help extract the maximum performance needed to win.
Surveying the competitive landscape in pit lane and figuring out how to get the best out of the race car, driver and crew, Hull is a friendly face in the paddock where he exudes warmth, honesty, professionalism and skill.
Interview and photos Copyright © by Larry Mason