Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda says he believes that all four team cars will be strong and challenging at the front this weekend as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads south to California for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The Iceman has four podiums here including a victory in 2015 and he aims to add a second one to his tally this weekend.

I’m definitely excited for Long Beach race weekend. We’ve had some ups and downs there as a team, but it’s at the top of the list as far as places you want to win at. Luckily, we’ve been at that spot but once you win it, the desire to repeat grows even stronger. I think we’ve had really good cars and the car at St. Pete was even much improved from the season before. It’s all out and we’re going to go for a strong qualifying and hopefully, we’ll be in a position to challenge for the race win. I’m sure all four Ganassi cars are going to be very strong.”

Dixon goes into the race third in points just behind his teammate Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda who made a winning start to his season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding last month.

I’m very excited for Long Beach after coming off two strong races to start the year and sitting second in the championship. Long Beach is always a highlight for me; It is a fun race with a great atmosphere with all the fans there. I have some unfinished business after crashing out in P3 position late in the race. I know we’re going to have a quick car there. Chip Ganassi Racing is always strong on the street courses, so looking forward to a great weekend

Alex Palou in the No.10 Ridgeline Lubricants Chip Ganassi Racing Honda is celebrating his 50th career NTT INDYCAR SERIES start and is aiming to mark the occasion with a trip to victory lane.

This is one of my favorite events. We won the championship there in 2021, and we were really strong last year. We’re coming from a podium in Texas, which was great for the 10 car. Hopefully, we can now snag the first win of the season.

Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 The American Legion Honda will make his second series start this weekend and looking ahead to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach the Christchurch native says:

I’ve been looking forward to racing here for quite some time. It was one of the races that was circled on my imaginary calendar as a race I was really looking forward to. It’s an iconic race, obviously, and I remember thinking about racing here when I was in math class back in school. I was in class then searching for visor camera on-boards. Now, I’m headed there to race this weekend in the American Legion Honda. I’m still watching the same on-boards I was watching as a kid and it is going to be a fun experience. I just want to hit the ground running like we did in St. Pete, maximize our performance and get into a good rhythm. I know the Chip Ganassi Racing package is going to be fantastic, as always. It’s just going to be up to me to drive the wheels off it.”

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