Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda felt that the car rolled off the truck really well after the Iceman qualified in fourth place for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Dixon who set a qualifying time of 01:07.0483s commented by saying:
It was good for us to make the top six. The car rolled off the truck really well and we worked on it through the first few sessions. We made some pretty hefty changes before qualifying and the car came back where we needed it. I was disappointed I made a bit of a mistake going into Turn 8 near the end and that cost us a shot at the front row I think. Overall, I’m happy with the result and know we can get the PNC Bank car to winner’s circle from this spot.
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda starts the race from 13th place after setting a fastest time of 01:08.3844s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
It was a little more difficult out there after the sports car race. I think the second lap was going to be my quickest, but I made a mistake so I had to go to my third and I dropped by a tenth. It is certainly frustrating. The guys did a great job after struggling a lot yesterday. This morning we were P10 and pretty good. I do still think we have a good NTT DATA car for the race tomorrow.