NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship leader Alex Palou in the No.10 The American Legion Chip Ganassi Racing Honda extended his championship lead to 84 points after claiming his eighth podium finish of the season in Nashville in Sunday and as a result of that all the Spaniard needs to do for the remaining four races of the season is to finish each race in ninth place to score his second series championship.
Speaking following the race he said:
“We had the speed. “It was improbable after the call we did on that first yellow. Honestly, we talked about it before the race. We expected more yellows, and it was not the right call. But hey, we survived, we made it work. It was a tough race, but we made the podium and couldn’t be happier now.”
Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda was left disappointed with his fifth-place finish and believes that had they started the race further up it would have been a better race for the team.
The Iceman has now fallen back to 126 points behind championship leader Alex Palou with just four races remaining this season. Speaking following the race he commented saying:
“Good job for Alex and the No. 10. It’s just one of those years that they are having. We needed it to go green the whole way. Tough weekend for the PNC Bank team. Had we started a bit further up, I think we would have had a much better day.”
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Honda came from 20th on the grid to finish the race in seventh place and speaking following the race he commented saying:
“After a tough weekend and qualifying in the back of the field, we had a lot of opportunities in the race. We wanted to have a solid race because we knew we had a good race car. I think the whole No. 8 Huski Ice Spritz Ganassi Honda crew did a really good job with strategy and pit stops. It was a good race and we were the biggest mover in the field. Solid day at the track and something to build on for next week.”
Marcus Armstrong finished the race in 13th place in the No.11 RIdgeline Lubricants Hond and speaking following the action he commented saying:
“It was a tough race really. I thought it was going well in the first stint. We picked up a few places and we kept going forward. We had a lot of pace but started losing track position and overall just struggled on the soft tires. We’ll look into things and move forward from here.”