NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship leader Alex Palou in the No.10 The American Legion Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, scored his second career NTT P1 Award and the biggest of his career, for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, where he set a four-lap average of 234.217MPH and speaking following the action he commented saying:
“This means the world to me, to the guys on the team, to everyone. We knew it was going to be tight, and it was really tight, but the #10 car guys and Honda did an amazing job. They made the fastest car today. I’m just super-proud of the work they’ve done all month, all year, to get us to this point. We knew that we had to go aggressive [with the setup] to get a good first lap. That made the fourth lap really tough to stay flat [in the turns], but we did it. We’ll celebrate tonight, but then get ready for next week [and the race].”
SIx-time series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda starts the race from sixth place with a four-lap average of 233.151MPH and speaking following the action the Iceman said:
“Congrats to Alex [Palou], that was definitely a mighty fine run there. Our car was just too ‘on the nose’, super loose, so we
were just scrubbing speed right from the get-go. But we’re looking forward to next week. I think we have a really good race car; all four Ganassi Hondas should be strong in the race.”
David Salters (President and Technical Director, Honda Performance Development) on today’s pole by Honda driver Alex Palou for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500:
“I’m enormously proud of all the magnificent men and women of HPD, of Chip Ganassi Racing — an amazing team there — and of course of Mr. Alex Palou. We got pole [again!] at the Indy 500. It’s really astonishing, to be honest with you. It's hard to describe, but you literally cannot make this stuff up. Just a massive shout out to everybody involved. This is a team sport, it's an engineering- prowess sport and we just showed our engineering prowess. Well done, Honda. Well done, everybody. That was amazing!"