NTT IndyCar Series team owner Chip Ganassi says that it feels very nice to have had three of his four cars finish the 2021 season-opening Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday. Ganassi’s new driver, Alex Palou was fast out of the gate during winter testing and started the race from third place on the grid and came home ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power to take his maiden NTT IndyCar Series win.
Defending series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda was third in the race while Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda was running inside the top five all race long but ran out of fuel at the end of the 90 lap race and was classified in eighth place.
Speaking following the race, Ganassi said:
Three in the top eight: that’s nice. Very nice. “The guys worked hard in the offseason. The other teams are trying to knock us off after you have Dixon win the championship last year. It’s a challenge to know where you’re at until you get to the first race.