Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda had a great race in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Iceman who started the race from ninth place came through the field and finished the race on the podium in third place and speaking following the race he said:
We were trying to save fuel at the end and we knew we had to take a gamble with the PNC Bank car. We just didn’t have the top speed today and the restarts were tough. That was all due to my team though. They made that great strategy call and all I did was get the fuel number they gave me. Huge congrats to Will Power. I know he’s been very hungry for this and congratulations to him
It was a disappointing race for Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda as he was forced to retire from the race. Speaking following the event he commented by saying:
It was an unfortunate end to our race in the NTT DATA car. We struggled a bit in the first stint, but then make progress and were looking better after the first pit stop. Unfortunately, there were two cars in front of me going two wide, and the characteristics of the car were understeer – then I got massive oversteer, and I wasn’t able to catch the car. My crew was outstanding and we’ll be back and stronger at Detroit.