Dixon Maintains Points Lead Following A Difficult Honda Indy 200
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda endured a tough 300th Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course on Sunday.
The Iceman who has won here five times started the race from ninth place on the grid and was unable to advance to the front in traffic and said after the race that although the wolfpack did great stops it had been a tough event for the No.9 crew.
Speaking following the race he commented by saying:
Basically, a frustrating day. I think the car had some good speed. We were really quick early on in a stint, we kind of faded a little bit. The track condition was just not great. We would pit and one of the cars in front of us, or right around us, would pit, too, and we’d fall behind them and it just kind of put us back. It was one of those days where one little, tiny move could have jumped us another two or three spots.”
Ed Jones in the No.10 DC Solar Honda also had a disappointing race as he came home in 15th place following a late tire stop having started the race from 11th. Speaking following the event he commented by saying:
A frustrating day. I think we had the pace and we should have been around seventh or eighth. We called the wrong strategy and got on the wrong tires. Unfortunately, everything we did made the race worse for us. We also had a (tire) puncture to add to that. Just seems like recently everything has gone against us and everything we try to do. It makes everything look a lot worse than it is. Surely, things will change around and we will come back stronger