Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda says it won’t be easy starting tonight’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway from pole position but that it will be easier than starting mid-pack. The Spaniard who claimed his first IndyCar Series win in the season-opening Honda Indy Grand Prix Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park two weeks ago claimed his first NTT P1 Award on Saturday after qualifying was canceled.
The Chip Ganassi Racing cars of Palou, defending series champion Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson and Tony Kanaan all look extremely quick heading into tonight’s race, and with Tony Kanaan having topped the times in practice he is going to be one driver to watch out for given that he is starting the race at the back of the pack.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda is looking extremely strong too as he ended the session in sixth place and starts the race from a ninth-place so expect him to move forward at the start.
For his part, Tony Kanaan believes that if the team is able to execute everything well they could be in the running for a top-five finish.