Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who starts Sunday’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge from pole position says that he thinks if the race is like how the track was on Carb Day with cars following each other everywhere it could be a mentally draining race.
Speaking to Paddock Eye following the action on track, the Iceman said:
I don’t know. I think the weather can change from now till then. It’s going to be cooler, I think. It’s been a while since we’ve had kind of a cool race day, maybe 2017. I don’t even remember. It’s been a little bit.
Yeah, if it’s like this, it’s going to be mentally draining because there’s a lot of action going on. You can kind of pass on the front, repass on the back straight. A lot of action going on.
Looking forward to it if that’s the way it plays out. But I think when the pack is a lot tighter, it also has the opportunity for some missteps and maybe some bigger caution periods, things like that. Hopefully everybody remains safe.
Dixon went on to say:
“Everybody felt like King Kong out there with the weather conditions. “That may give you an indication of how the race will be. If it’s like this, it’s going to be mentally draining. There’s going to be a lot of action going on.”
All four Chip Ganassi Racing drivers will start Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 from inside the top nine, with Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda on pole, Tony Kanaan in the No.48 American Legion Honda in fifth, Alex Palou starts the race from sixth in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda while Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda starts the race from ninth.