Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda felt he had a good opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as practice officially got underway for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The Iceman completed 51 trouble free laps and ended the day with the combined fifth fastest speed of 224.353MPH and speaking following the action he said:
I think it was a good first day in the PNC Bank car. Opening Day here at Indianapolis is always such a cool deal. The track gets turned over from the road course to the oval, and then you know it’s time to go to work for the 500. We spent the majority of the time today making changes, going out, coming in, and working on the balance of the car.
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda finished the day in 18th place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
So far, so good here over our first few runs today. Of course, qualifying is important, but you need to have a really good race car for the following week. This car drafts up very well to the other cars, maybe even better than the car we had last year. Over the next few days, we’ll work on how that plays out with the NTT DATA car, and have things ready to go when it’s time for the race