Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon extended his championship leader to 62 points over defending series champion Josef Newgarden after a fantastic win for the Iceman and the No.9 PNC Bank Honda crew.
Dixon who started from the front row in Toronto had a great race with great team work allowing him to bring home his third win of the season.
Speaking following the race he said:
“I’m worn out, man, that was a physical race. It was definitely easy to pick up lots of debris on the tires out there, and I think that’s what happened to Josef (Newgarden) on that restart where we took the lead. He tried to go a little bit fast into the last corner there in Turn 11, got into the gray and that was pretty much it. I can’t thank PNC Bank and the crew enough, we just needed some clear air and we were able to check out. What a great win for the team and everyone associated with this No. 9 car program.”
Dixon’s team mate Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda was left frustrated following a 12th place finish and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
Well that wasn’t the day we wanted to have. We knew the car had good speed, but things just didn’t seem to go our way this weekend with the NTT DATA car. With some early pit stop strategy and the way the race played out we were able to make up 9 positions, but we want more than that. Hopefully we can come back stronger in Mid-Ohio in a few weeks.”