Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda is hoping he and his crew can have a good run of form at this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Iceman goes into this weekend’s race in seventh place in the championship.
Dixon who started the Phoenix Grand Prix in 17th place finished the race in just off the podium in fourth place and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he commented by saying:
Long Beach has such an amazing history. It’s a truly iconic American event that started gaining a lot of popularity with Formula 1 back in the day. With the layout of the track, it’s one of the best street circuits anywhere around, and more importantly, you actually get to race there. It took me forever to get to victory lane there but we managed to accomplish that a few years ago, and I hope we can return to that form again this year in the PNC Bank car
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda is hoping that he can bounce back from his retirement last time out in Phoenix. Speaking about Long Beach he said:
I’m excited for Long Beach this weekend. I won there in Indy Lights and finished really well there last season in (the Verizon) IndyCar (Series) so it’s been a good circuit for me. I’m really pleased with the progress we’re making together as a team. We had the NTT DATA car in the right position in Phoenix heading toward the end, and I expect to continue to build off of that momentum. The team did an amazing job in the pits and on the strategy calls as well. We have a huge amount of potential right now with our program and we’ll be looking to make the most of it on Sunday.