Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda ensured that he Chip Ganassi Racing had a 1-2 finish in Sunday’s inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville.
The Iceman who started the race from second place had a great race and finished just behind his teammate and race winner Marcus Ericsson.
Dixon has also closed the gap in the championship to Alex Palou from 53 to 42 points with five races remaining this season starting this weekend with the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Speaking to Paddock Eye following the action in Nashville about the importance of his podium finish the Iceman said:
Yeah, definitely. Obviously it was a tough weekend for Alex just because of the fact that he had a six-spot grid penalty through no fault of his own. Those weekends are definitely frustrating, especially on a track that it looks like you could have started anywhere. Maybe you were better off starting at the back for this one.
Yeah, obviously it’s a race for us against teammates at the minute. You want everybody in the team to have great results. It was great to see Marcus grab another win here. Obviously he’s closing the gap on the championship, as well. Be fun to have three cars fighting it out. I’m sure Chip would definitely like that.