Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon heads into this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course with a three point lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship over Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves.
The Iceman will be hoping for another strong race this weekend at a venue where he has won five times.
Speaking ahead of the race, Dixon commented by saying:
We’ve been fortunate to have a lot of success over the years at Mid-Ohio with I think five or so wins now. The team really has this place figured out too, as overall they have 10 wins, which is the most wins for a track by the team. The flow and rhythm of this track just really suits my driving style. It’s a big weekend for Honda and I hope we can put on a good show for the fans who always turn out in big numbers here.”
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda heads to Mid-Ohio aiming to build on a strong performance last time out in Toronto where he finished the race in seventh place.
Speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:
“I’m really looking forward to returning to Mid-Ohio for the second year. The track is a real thriller of a lap and suits my driving style very well. It’s fast, flowing and hilly and that’s the type of track I enjoy most. There is also a big turnout for fans and people camping which makes for a great atmosphere.”
Charlie Kimball heads to Mid-Ohio following a 12th place finish at the Honda Indy Toronto and speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Kimball commented by saying:
“I can’t wait to get back to Mid-Ohio for the Honda Indy 200. It’s such a staple on the Verizon IndyCar Series calendar for both drivers and fans. The atmosphere is more like a backyard barbecue or tailgate with so many people camping and having picnics on the hillsides while watching the race. As for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team, we’ve had a few strong qualifying sessions at Mid-Ohio, making it into the Firestone Fast Six these past few years, so we’ll try to keep that going. It’s great to see the continued support from Honda at this event, too. With the right strategy, a fast car and maybe a bit of luck, hopefully we can see the No. 83 Tresiba Honda on the podium this weekend.”
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda heads into this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course following a tough race in Toronto last time out where he finished in 19th place.
The Brazilian will be hoping for a strong race this weekend. Speaking ahead of the race, TK said:
“I love racing at Mid-Ohio with the massive, loyal fan base we’ve created there over the years. It’s just always so fun to come to this track and put on a good show for the fans, who have so much passion for what we do on the road course. I believe I have around 15 starts at Mid-Ohio, so I definitely have some history out there and would love to add a win this year. We had a rough race in Toronto, so I think it was a good thing for us to take the weekend and regroup before heading into Mid-Ohio this weekend. Obviously, Scott (Dixon) has proven how strong he is at Mid-Ohio, so we’ll just try to get as much data as we can from him and hopefully snag a much-needed podium-finish for the No. 10 NTT Data Honda.