Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda kept his championship Hope’s alive in Pocono on Sunday.
The Iceman who started the race from fourth place ran up front all day a came home just behind Team Penske’s Will Power.
The Iceman has had four podiums in the last four races including his victory at Mid Ohio and as a result is just 52 points behind championship leader Josef Newgarden with three races remaining.
Speaking following the race he said:
Definitely gets exciting in that situation. We definitely had some luck. Today the car went through some good changes. The car was pretty quick. Not sure really what happened on the last stint there. We put more front wing in there, more pressure on the right rear tire. Couldn’t turn the car. We were running 213, 214 (mph), struggling to do 208. So much understeer. Will was definitely extremely strong today. It was good to see him get another victory this season. Had we gone back out, even with headlights on, I think Will was going to take the race. Congrats to him and Team Penske. We’ll keep our head down and see what we can come up with for the last three races.”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda who was involved in the first corner crash which saw his car ride the catch fencing was treated, checked and released from hospital on Sunday evening.
Speaking following the race the Swede said:
First of all, it’s good to see that I’m cleared from the medical checks. Just with minor back pain and some headache. Hopefully I should be back to normal in a couple of days. A big thanks to the INDYCAR track staff and medical staff, did an awesome job looking after everything. Luckily the other drivers are OK as well, I think that’s the main thing. A shame that we were caught out already on lap one. I think we had a good car today. Good to see Scott being up there all day. Good points for him, probably throwing him up there in the championship hunt. Looking forward to get back in the car in Gateway.”