Verizon IndyCar Series championship leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda says he felt he had a good race at Gateway Motorsports Park for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500.
The Iceman started the race from pole and says he was happy to lead a bunch of laps.
Dixon heads to Portland next weekend with a 26 point lead over Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi.
Speaking following the race, Dixon said:
I think it was a good race for us and the PNC Bank team. It was great to lead a bunch of laps and have a good car, especially after not testing here. There were two different strategies that played out and I’m a bit mad at myself tonight for not making a decision quicker on which one to take. I’m not sure if it would have made a huge difference in the end, but it’s a solid result and we lost just a small bit to (Alexander) Rossi.”
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended the race in eighth place having started the race from 12th and speaking following the race he said:
Obviously, we had a decent pace, and if we had run qualifying, we would have been in the top five all race. It’s tricky to pass cars at this track, but we made the most of what we had and I even raced up to third at one point. When we caught the backmarkers, I got pushed up a bit high and lost a lot of grip when I got up into the marbles. It was not a bad result for the NTT DATA car considering we started 12th, but for sure, I think there was more in there.”