Five time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon who this weekend will compete in the Rolex 24 Hours in a Cadillac for Wayne Taylor is one of many NTT IndyCar Series drivers taking part and he said:
It shows their versatility and it shows some drivers have opened the eyes of others to switch across categories. “But it’s tough because the level of competition these days is through the roof no matter what category you are going to.
The Iceman is excited saying
It’s nice to look forward and not look in the mirrors the whole time like I did with the GT cars,”
Dixon is joined at the race by defending Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud who is aiming to give Roger Penske his first win at the race since 1969.
“All the drivers in the world want to be here. “We have a fantastic team here at Team Penske, and I certainly want to add this to the trophy list. That would be fantastic.”
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi joins Team Penske for the iconic race and speaking ahead of the event the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner said:
Obviously, for Simon and I this isn’t our full-time job but at the same time there’s a lot of preparation and commitment that goes into these (endurance) rounds and we have an obligation to the team and the manufacturer to represent them and get results. We have a big target this year to go out and finally get a Rolex 24 win.
Sebastien Bourdais and Mathues Leist who now race in the IMSA championship will compete at Daytona as will Andretti Autosport NTT IndyCar Series driver Colton Herta along with his Andretti team mate Ryan Hunter Reay.