Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda will make his 228th consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series start in this weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend the Iceman said:
We’ve been coming to Barber since 2010, and it’s been a really good track for us, but we’ve yet to win it. I think we’ve been on the podium nearly every race, with five or so of those being second-place finishes. It’s such a great event and you can really see what a great job the track does with the crowds growing year over year. Hopefully, this will be our year with the PNC Bank car.
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda goes into the race this weekend off the back of his first Chip Ganassi Racing podium after finishing the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in third place.
Jones is hoping to build on this momentum at Barber Motorsports Park, he commented by saying:
Obviously it was a great weekend for us at Long Beach (tying a career-best finish), so I’m really excited to get back in the NTT DATA car this week at Barber. We had great pit stops and strategy last weekend and I was extremely pleased with the result. I think I have a better understanding of what I need to do from the start to the finish of a race weekend in terms of getting the car right. We’re heading in the right direction as a team and I hope it’s the beginning of a string of very successful results and momentum.