Chip Ganassi Racing ended the opening day of practice for Sunday’s Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America with all four cars in the top ten.

Alex Palou in the No.10 American Legion Honda ended the day in third place and speaking following the action he said:

Practice 1 done here at Road America with the new pavement. It was really fast compared to the last couple of years. It’s my favorite road course of the year and hopefully we can keep it up and have a good race on Sunday.”

Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda was fourth and speaking following the action he commented saying:

It was an interesting session, especially coming back here on the new pavement. The balance was tricky and it was tough to get a good lap together. You needed to get some momentum going. But it was fun to be back here and it will definitely be an interesting weekend.”

Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Honda and Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 Ridgeline Lubricants Chip Ganassi Racing Honda also ended the session inside the top ten and speaking following the action Ericsson said:

It’s nice to be back at Road America, always one of my favorites. It was very interesting today with the new surface. There was a big difference in what we had last year and it was a big challenge. But I really enjoyed it and there was a lot of grip. I think we had a good session. We went through a couple of changes and got to try the alternate tires there at the end. We have some good data to look through tonight and we should be in the mix tomorrow.”

Armstrong said:

“I thought it was a good session. The car felt even better than last week at the rookie test. I think we’re in a good spot to do a good job this weekend.

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