Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who drives the No.9 PNC Bank Honda goes into this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course off the back of his third win of the season last time out in Toronto.
The Iceman heads into the race with a 62 point lead in the championship with just five races remaining of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Dixon will make his 300th Verizon IndyCar Series start this weekend and is the most successful driver in Mid-Ohio having won here five times in all of which have come with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014. The Iceman will be hoping that he can add a sixth win to his tally this weekend.
Dixon’s win last time out in Toronto, his third of the season was the 44th victory of his Verizon IndyCar Series career ranking him third in the all-time winning list in series history.
Dixon is aiming to win his fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship and is on target to do just that with just five races remaining this year.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, the Iceman said:
Mid-Ohio is just one of those tracks where we have a feeling that if we get things right with the PNC Bank car, we always have a decent shot at winning. The track has been very special to not only myself, but to the team over the years. It’s one of those rhythm tracks where if you get in a good groove, then things just take off if everything is working right. You can come from about anywhere to win here as we’ve seen in the past, but it’s a lot easier when you do it from the front, so a good qualifying run is always important on this style of track.