Six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda says it is great to have his friend Tony Kanaan back with Chip Ganassi Racing as his teammate.

The Brazilian made his race return with Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway in the No.48 Bryant Honda starting the race from the back of grid and came through the field to finish the race just outside the top ten in eleventh place.

The Brazilian who is sharing the No.48 Honda with seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson ended the practice session as the fastest driver and starts tonight’s race from 20th.

Speaking to Paddock Eye about having TK back at the team, Scott Dixon said:

SCOTT DIXON: Again, man, the debriefs are pretty comical. It’s a lot noisier. Yeah, smellier probably, too. Louder. He’s a lot of fun, man. Obviously we’re very good friends. We work out most days in Indianapolis. We cycle a lot together.

He’s got a busy plate this year between the INDYCAR and the Brazilian stockcars, his Ironman stuff. He’s a busy boy. I don’t know, he’s just a fun person to be around. Nothing is ever too serious with him. We saw today that the guy is still phenomenal. He jumps in the car and goes to the top of the charts. Obviously it was a tough night for him because of where they started on points. I think a lot of us wish we got qualifying in, but that wasn’t the case. We all know the rules. That’s how it is. He was probably the person it hurt the most.

Kanaan will race in the No.48 American Legion Honda tonight.

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