Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon driving the No.9 Chevrolet has put himself in a great position to take his fourth win at Watkins Glen later today.
The New Zealander who has been extremely quick all weekend put the the Target car on pole on Saturday and will be hoping that the pace he showed throughout the weekend continues today.
Speaking after securing the Verizon P1 Award, Dixon commented by saying:
“I’ve got to thank the whole Target crew, the car rolled off extremely fast, We’ve been at the top of the time sheets, at least a good percentage of them this weekend, We’ve had a bit of a rough year, so it is nice to come back here and perform like this.
Dixon shattered the lap record in taking the pole position setting a time of 01:22.5259s. The Target driver will face stiff competition from title contender Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet as the Australian starts alongside Dixon on the front row making for a very exciting first corner.
Ganassi had an extremely strong session with three of their cars making it into the Firestone Fast 6. Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet starts the race from 5th place while Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet starts the race from 6th.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet ended the session in 14th place and told Paddock Eye following the session that he was extremely disappointed with his tough qualifying.