Chip Ganassi Racing head to the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend off the back of a tough double header at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Belle Isle last weekend.
In race 1 on Saturday, reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon went out of the race with a mechanical issue while Max Chilton was unfortunate as he too retired from the race following contact with the wall eight laps into the race. The team took some consolation with both Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet and Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet finishing the race in the top ten in 8th and 9th place respectively.
In race 2, Max Chilton retired from the event once again on lap eight of the race following contact with the wall. Scott Dixon in the No.9 Target Chevrolet started race 2 in fourth place and came home in sixth while Tony Kanaan came home in seventh place.
Following a top ten finish on Saturday Charlie Kimball was left disappointed as on Sunday he ended the race 16 place.
This weekend sees the conclusion of an extremely hectic period on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule as the teams and drivers head to Texas. The circuit is a happy hunting ground for Scott Dixon as the New Zealander heads into Saturday nights race under the lights as the defending race winner, he also took victory here in 2008.
Tony Kanaan will be hoping that he can add a second win to his Texas tally having taken victory here in 2004. The Brazilian has seven podium finishes here in 16 career starts.
Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Max Chilton makes his first trip to Texas Motor Speedway and only his oval start. At the last oval event in Phoenix the Englishman came home in seventh place so he will be hoping that he can build on that result this weekend, Chilton is no stranger to racing at night either having competed in the Singapore night race during his time in Formula One.
Charlie Kimball has six career starts at TMS with two top ten finishes. The Firestone 600 is live on NBCSN on June 11th at 8pm ET.