Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda says that the team has always had great race pace on the IMS road course but speaking to Paddock Eye on Thursday ahead of the Sonsio Grand Prix, the Iceman said that the team will wait and see what happens in Friday’s qualifying.

I don’t know. Obviously you want to be fast, which has been a bit difficult for us here in the recent past. The fall race was definitely a big swing on strategy, and it played out well. I think our race pace has always been very strong. But we’ll see how it starts tomorrow.

I think just with how these races go, you can kind of be in a great spot at the start and then it can swing pretty quickly. Just got to be on your toes, and hopefully you can pick the right strategy. But I know the race on Saturday is going to be very, very tight.

Dixon had a a tough race last time out in Barber two weeks ago following an incident with Graham Rahal and came home in 15th place just behind his new team mate Kyffin Simpson.

Speaking about how Kyffin is adapting to life in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Chip Ganassi Racing, Dixon said:

Yeah, he’s been doing really good. He’s pretty quiet. I think he’s just trying to consume as much as possible. But no, I think the biggest thing with him was making sure he keeps it on the track and doesn’t kind of upset the weekend for himself, from first practice or second practice. He’s been good. He’s been doing a good job.

Dixon heads into the Sonsio Grand Prix this weekend in fourth place in the championship just seven points behind leader Colton Herta.

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