Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing heads into this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach hoping to build on his second place finish at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend.

Speaking ahead of the race the Iceman said:

Long Beach has such an amazing history. It’s a truly iconic American event that started gaining a lot of popularity with Formula One back in the day. With the layout of the track, it’s truly one of the best street circuits anywhere around, and more importantly you actually get to race there. It took me forever to get to victory lane there in 2015, but we managed to accomplish that and I hope we can return to that form again this year in the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda

Felix Rosenqvist who in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda is looking forward to racing on the streets of Long Beach and speaking ahead of the race this weekend the Swede said:

“I’m a big fan of street-course racing and I’d be lying if I told you that Long Beach wasn’t one of the races I was most looking forward to after stepping up to INDYCAR this year. I really enjoyed Toronto and St. Petersburg in Indy Lights, and then St. Petersburg in an Indy car this year in the first race of the year. I think our NTT DATA Honda is good on these types of circuits and I think the layout will be really fun to drive. I learned a lot the past two races in Austin and Birmingham, and we’re hoping we can apply those lessons to Long Beach this weekend.”

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