Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda followed up his victory on Saturday with a fifth place finish in race 2 of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday.
The Iceman started the race from sixth and came home away from the weekend with a 96 point lead in the championship over Josef Newgarden.
Speaking following the action on Sunday Dixon said:
The PNC Bank crew did a great job today, and we’re always proud to be powered by Honda and HPD. We got into a little bit of traffic in those mid race sequences and that totally screwed us. A guy was laps down, and was totally slowing everyone else down. I am not sure if he was trying to help his team mate but he screwed my race and Takuma Sato’s race. It was a decent point’s day and we just made the most of it.
Honda Performance Development Race Team Principal Allen Miller said:
This was a race of track position and strategy and unfortunately none of our teams caught a break today. Things didn’t go our way in this race but we came out of the weekend with a great 1-2 result from Saturday, and a solid lead in the manufacturers championship