Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda had a fantastic race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Saturday. The four time series champion, came from 18th on the grid to finish the event in second place just behind race winner Team Penske’s Will Power.
Speaking following the race, the Iceman commented by saying:
It was a great result today for the PNC Bank car and the whole team. “Everyone on the Ganassi team never quits, never gives up and we were able to make up a lot of spots and finish second.
“I think that was the worst I’ve ever qualified without crashing or having a technical issue. Good day in the points for the No. 9 team. I love having this race open up the month for us here at Indy.
Dixon now heads into the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with plenty of momentum as he and the No.9 crew look to continue to make progress with the new aero kit.
Dixon heads into the race as the defending Indianapolis 500 pole sitter. The Iceman has a great record at the Speedway despite only winning the 500 once back in 2008. Managing Director of Chip Ganassi Racing, Mike Hull believes however that it’s the big events like Indy that Dixon strives for.
Dixon showed once again on Saturday why he is ‘The Iceman’ as he kept his cool and was fast all day and as a result of the podium he heads into the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in fourth place in the points race.