Pocono Is A Great Track
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who drives the No.9 PNC Bank Honda has had a busy few weeks off.
The Iceman who leads the series championship by 46 points with four races remaining in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule was at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a Firestone tire test,
On Monday it was confirmed that Dixon will remain with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019 and beyond having signed a multi-year contract extension.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s event in Pocono the New Zealander said;
Pocono is a great track and one I think everyone looks forward to on the INDYCAR schedule each year. It’s definitely the ‘Tricky Triangle’ with the level of difficulty. It takes a lot of compromise to get through Turns 1 and 3 the right way. I expect it to be pretty close to the style of racing we had last year. I was a big fan of the racing there and the really good cars stayed at the front and could work through traffic. A few years ago, I think it was too close to pack racing and almost anyone could win, but they really have the package nailed down right now, which should make for an exciting race. Hopefully, the PNC Bank car will be there at the end when it counts.
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda is looking forward to one of the toughest oval type tracks:
This is one of the toughest oval-style tracks you’re ever going to encounter. It’s the ‘Tricky Triangle’ so that really sums it up. I think there’s going to be a lot of talk about balance this weekend. As far as how the race strategy plays out, it’s anyone’s guess right now – we’ll have to wait and see if yellows play a big part or if we’re clean and fast. Two off weekends seem like an eternity to be away from the track. I’m looking forward to going back for 500 miles on Sunday in the NTT DATA car.