Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda says he hopes his momentum from winning the second race in Detroit on Sunday helps Chip Ganassi Racing to score another victory this weekend in the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway where he is defending race winner.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend the Iceman said:
For me, Texas is another iconic event on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule. This is the only track anywhere that I know of where you get to shoot guns in victory lane after a win. We were fortunate enough to do that now a few times with (TMS president) Eddie (Gossage) and his team. We had a really strong PNC Bank car there last year and managed to win the race. Hopefully, some of that momentum along with Detroit Sunday can help us get back in the championship fight as we approach the middle stretch of the season.”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda will be hoping to bounce back from a difficult weekend in Detroit and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
“I actually did my very first INDYCAR oval test at Texas Motor Speedway earlier this year, so it’s one of the tracks I do know. And it’s right in NTT DATA’s backyard in Plano, Texas – so a home race for them. Adding the full month of May experience at Indianapolis, I have a much better feeling for the ovals now, so it will be interesting to see how that reflects out on track this weekend. Having said that, I think we can expect a very different kind of race to what we had in Indy. Texas normally seems to produce closer pack racing with lots of overtaking, and I hear the tires can go off massively around there. Strategy, and making it through traffic, should be key factors for success this weekend. I can’t wait to take it on in the NTT DATA car!”