Chip Ganassi Racing head into this weekend’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville as the defending race winners as this is where Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda took victory in the NTT IndyCar Series inaugural trip here last season. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Ericsson, who is nine points behind championship leader Will Power said:

“I’m very excited about this one. Obviously, I have good memories from last year as the first-ever Music City Grand Prix winner. It was such an amazing weekend, and an amazing event with so many fans there. The whole city was buzzing. I can’t wait to get back as the defending winner. As a team, we will be coming with a lot of confidence. I feel like we’ve had a really strong street course package this year. Can’t wait to hit the Streets of Nashville and try to defend that win.”

Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda heads into this weekend’s race in Nashville 38 points behind Power and is looking forward to the event this weekend having finished second here last season and speaking ahead of the race this weekend, the Iceman who took victory on the streets of Toronto earlier this season said:

“I’m definitely excited for Nashville. The inaugural race was fantastic, and the fans were phenomenal. It was a 1-2 finish for Chip Ganassi Racing, and congratulations again to Marcus Ericsson for winning it last year. For us, we’ll be trying to get the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda in that top spot. It’s a fantastic environment with that downtown vibe. We’ve got the pit stop competition Thursday, which is going to be awesome. I’m really looking forward to getting back to Nashville.”

Alex Palou in the No.10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda heads into this weekend’s race in sixth place in the championship and speaking ahead of the race this weekend the Spaniard commented saying:

“Nashville this weekend and I’m super excited. It was a good race for us last year. It was a bit crazy for everybody but I think it’s one of the biggest races in our calendar. There’s amazing food, amazing music and an amazing atmosphere. Only four races left to go in this championship. I’m super excited to try and do the best we can to get to the last race this season with options to win the championship and hopefully, get our second championship. We’ll give it a try and give it everything we have.”

Jimmie Johnson in the No.48 Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing Honda is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:

“Last year’s race was a lot of fun. There was a lot of energy in the city, and it was a wild race. It was certainly a weekend that was tough on me. I had a few incidents that I hope to learn from, apply those lessons and have a better race weekend coming up. I’m excited to be in an area that loves motorsports, and in downtown Nashville with all of the energy that it provides. Looking forward to the pit stop competition Thursday afternoon, being on-track the rest of the weekend and seeing all of the great fans.”

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