Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon felt that he was on for a top four finish in this morning’s opening practice session at the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle.
The New Zealander who is still a bit sore following his huge accident in the Indianapolis 500 last weekend ended the morning in seventh place but felt that he had the pace in the car to finish in the top four had it not been for his spin just before the end of the session.
Dixon praised the work done by his crew who since Indy have built and prepared a brand new chassis for this weekend’s double header in Detroit.
Dixon heads into the weekend, in fourth place in the series points standing equal with Takuma Sato and Simon Pagenaud. The Iceman confirmed to the Advanced Auto Parts Radio Network that Camping World who joined Chip Ganassi Racing as primary sponsor to Dixon’s No.9 Honda for last weekend’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will remain with the team for the rest of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.