France's Sebastien Bourdais revealed on Tuesday that he is moving to Dale Coyne Racing for the 2017 IndyCar season while Brazilian Tony Kanaan said he's staying with Chip Ganassi.
Bourdais, level for sixth on the all-time series list with 35 wins, drove for rival KESH the past three seasons but reunites at age 37 with engineer Craig Hampson, who won 31 races and four consecutive Champ Car titles from 2004-2007 with Newman-Haas.
"It should really be a strong package," Bourdais said. "I just want to be in the position to have what I need to perform."
Bourdais made his return to IndyCar in 2011 with Coyne's Honda-powered entry after two seasons in Formula One and another on the sports car circuit.
"We are definitely 'putting the band back together'," Coyne said. "We look forward to 2017 with great anticipation."
Bourdais, a winner at least once in each of the past three seasons, said he wanted security rather than the off-season anxiety he had endured the past two years.
"I'm just miserable during the winter because for the last two, it has been chaos," he said. "We think we're a go, then come November, December, January or February, somebody puts it in reverse and says, 'Oh, there's no money left.' People get let go and the next thing you know, the team blows up. Everything you've tried to build for a year goes up in the air and lands upside down.
"I would rather have a small organization that only knows one direction, which is forward."
Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner, inked a multi-year deal with Ganassi Racing, which rejoined Honda after three years with Chevrolet motors.
"I'm thrilled to be back," said Kanaan, 41, who has 17 race wins since his 1998 IndyCar debut. Kanaan matched 2016 IndyCar season champion Simon Pagenaud of France with 12 top-10 finishes this year, his best result runner-up efforts at Texas and Road America.