Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda was happy with how his second day went at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday ahead of Fast Friday.

The Iceman set a fastest speed of 226.102MPH and speaking following the action he said:

Today, we made some minor changes and tried to figure out some different balances. We’re also focusing on how the car feels. The No. 8 car had some changes yesterday that (Marcus Ericsson) liked and we tried them, but I’m on the fence. We’re just running through those variations and trying to run in as much traffic as possible and get the car as comfortable as possible for the race. It’s good to have three cars to learn from, but it’s also about trying to learn what each driver feels differently. Everyone can be picky in certain areas or have attention to detail on something the other driver doesn’t really care about. What Marcus feels might not equate to something that I like. All of the information is fantastic, and that is what we’re trying to feed off and get a pattern going of what somebody likes and we know the conversion. We’re really just working hard on race setup. We’ve had a lot of options to work through and we also wanted to run some of the things the other two cars have tried. We also worked on finding traffic today to see how the car would respond.”

Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda was 24th with a speed of 222.645MPH and speaking following the action he said:

I think it was another good day with a lot of laps done. We went through different setups again and tried some different downforce levels. We’ve mainly been gathering information and focusing on the car. Tomorrow we will be more focused on fast running and qualifying. Today was not the best day, but we had a lot of laps done. I have a good feeling in the car. It feels good in traffic, and that’s what you want. So, let’s see tomorrow how we are on our own.”

Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda ended the day in 25th place with a speed of 222.6630MPH and speaking following the action the Swede said:

I think it was another good day with a lot of laps done. We went through different setups again and tried some different downforce levels. We’ve mainly been gathering information and focusing on the car. Tomorrow we will be more focused on fast running and qualifying. Today was not the best day, but we had a lot of laps done. I have a good feeling in the car. It feels good in traffic, and that’s what you want. So, let’s see tomorrow how we are on our own.”

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