Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda came from 21st on grid to finish the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on the podium in third place.

The Iceman led several times during the race and looked like he was on for his second Indy 500 win.

Speaking to Paddock Eye following the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, Dixon said:

The drama? Was there drama? It was a long day, that’s for sure. I took a nap. It was actually really nice.

Yeah, late start to the day. I think sometimes it can kind of suck the energy out of you, but as soon as I snapped out of my nap and looked outside and saw the people in the stands I was like, holy cow, this is awesome.

It’s great to see just the enthusiasm I think from this crowd and what they have here at the speedway.

The race itself, it was pretty full on. It was pretty action packed. At the end there when you’re kind of capturing third, you hope that the first two are going to take each other out, but obviously that didn’t happen.

A little bit of drama, but I thought everybody raced pretty cleanly, and at the end there it was a great move by Josef around the outside. Just had the momentum, and pretty interesting that actually stuck, especially after kind of a stint in that second lane can kind of get pretty slippery there. But he pulled it off, man.

Dixon went on to talk to Paddock Eye about the issues with Honda that he had during qualifying last week to which he replied.

Yeah, it’s nice. I think the biggest thing is when you get out of the car you’re happy with what you did today. I think we gave it all, man. I think that’s myself and the team. We were trying. They were definitely trying to pump me up at the end and I was telling them I’m going flat out here. I’ve got nothing left. I’m trying.

Yeah, I think in that way the only bummer you can have is when you leave the track and you know you didn’t give everything you had. I know we as a group left nothing on the table.

Dixon heads into next weekend’s Detroit Grand Prix just 20 points behind his teammate Alex Palou in the championship.

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