Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon who drives the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing is well placed to capitalize on a strong qualifying for today’s Portland Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway.

The Iceman who is 70 points behind championship leader Josef Newgarden will start the race from third place on the grid behind pole-sitter Colton Herta and second placed Will Power.

Dixon who set a fastest time of 57.8355s starts the race ahead of Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud who are all ahead of him in the race for the championship.

Speaking following the qualifying session Dixon said:

Honestly the biggest struggle we had was going from set to set of tires and making the adjustments. We nearly got knocked out of the second qualifying segment. We had some additional understeer later on in the runs. Obviously, we have a good starting spot and the top three in the championship aren’t up there with us, so we have to make the most out of every point we can grab tomorrow from them in the race with PNC Bank car.


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