Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, driver of the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda says he is hopeful of challenging for his 52nd career win later today as the NTT IndyCar Series competes at World Wide Technology Raceway for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, the scene of the Iceman’s 50th career win in 2020.
The Iceman said that there are a lot of unknowns going into today’s action due to the new tires being used this weekend and the fact that the race will be held at 7 or 8 pm tonight and that he hopes the series can put on a fantastic show.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda says that he hopes the team can roll off the truck well as it is an important weekend for the championship with the Swede in fifth place in the standings. Ericsson who has taken two victories so far this season says he enjoys the track at Gateway as for him it is reminiscent of a road course.
Championship leader Alex Palou in the No.10 American Legion Honda says he hopes he can score a podium today which could be difficult as it has been reported that the Spaniard has another engine grid penalty for the race tonight.
Tony Kanaan will be back in a familiar livery as he will driving the No.48 NTT DATA Honda for his final race of the season and is aiming for Dominos Victory Lane later tonight on a track where he has had success having finished on the podium here in 2019 with AJ Foyt Racing where he finished in third place behind race winner Takuma Sato and Ed Carpenter.