Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon, in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, says the team can win from eighth place at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, where he will start the race on Sunday.

Speaking to NBC following his qualifying run, Dixon commended his team for working out the multiple issues they experienced on Friday. The Iceman said the degradation is not as great as Firestone prepares for the introduction of the hybrid system later this season.

The Iceman said that they need to be careful at the start of the race as there can be many cautions; Dixon compared it to last season when the fourth row got up to P3 in the opening lap of the race.

Dixon starts the race just ahead of his teammate Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 Ridgeline Lubricants Honda, who rolls off from ninth place. Defending series champion Alex Palou starts the race from inside the top six having made it into the Firestone Fast Six.

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