— Ben Johnston (@BSJ2008) May 30, 2019
Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing is looking to bounce back from a tough Indianapolis 500 where he finished in 17th place this weekend in Detroit.
Speaking ahead of the race, the Iceman who is the defending race 1 winner here said:
Detroit is one of the most challenging weekends of the season. It’s one of those tough weekends you do all your training for. Two races in two days. Two qualifying sessions in two days. And all that coming right after the dust is settling from the Indianapolis 500. There’s a lot going on and it’s a great event. In seven days the championship can really turn, going from double points in Indy to a double race weekend in Detroit. But that’s what it’s all about, and the PNC Bank team will be up for it.”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda had a strong Indianapolis 500 before being forced to retire and speaking ahead of Detroit he said:
“What an experience last weekend in my first Indianapolis 500, and now we get to come to Detroit. I love road and street racing, and I’ve made no secret about that being a discipline where I can have a big impact with our results. We’ve shown good pace and had some bright spots already this year that I know we can build off of with this NTT DATA team. The team has worked very hard getting everything turned around and ready from Indy to this weekend. No days off for the crew. I can’t wait to get started at Belle Isle.”