Dixon Ends Qualifying As The Fastest Honda At IMS

Indianapolis Grand Prix
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis , Indianapolis, IN 
Friday May 12, 2017

©2017 Walt Kuhn
 Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis , Indianapolis, IN Friday May 12, 2017 ©2017 Walt Kuhn

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon driving the No.9 NTT DATA Honda will start today’s IndyCar Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from fourth place on the grid having set a qualifying time of 01:08.2454s and ending the session as the fastest Honda driver.

Speaking following the session the New Zealander commented by saying:

I think we unloaded fast and had a good start to the day in practice overall with the NTT Data car. The second practice didn’t really allow us to lay down a good lap with the timing of the red flag at the end of the session. I’m pretty happy with the car but the Chevys are going to be hard to beat. I think it will be an interesting race and anything can happen here.

Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda will start the race from 12th place and speaking following Friday’s session the Brazilian commented by saying:

We definitely wanted to qualify better than we did today in the No. 10 NTT Data Honda, but we just couldn’t get the lap times to get us through to the Firestone Fast Six. We struggled in the morning sessions to find the grip we needed. Starting in the middle of the pack is never where you want to be, but I think we have a good race car and we’re excited to get back on track tomorrow.

Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda will start the race from 14th place on the grid and speaking following the session he commented by saying:

I was pretty happy with the Gallagher car this morning and we really showed some pace. We were leading the second session with about 10 minutes to go and working on changes to the car. We just didn’t find any grip in qualifying and should have been up in the mix. Not where we wanted to end up.

Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda will start the race from 19th place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:

I’m obviously frustrated with our day overall and especially with our qualifying position. The car and I just weren’t ever on the same page to be honest, which made it hard to get the lap times we needed. Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing has had success here in the past, but we won’t be able to rest on that for tomorrow’s race. We’ll work hard tonight and make sure the No. 83 Tresiba® Honda is where it needs to be to charge to the front tomorrow.

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