Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing says that he is excited to be heading to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the final race.
The Iceman goes into the race in fourth place in championship, 85 points out from leader Josef Newgarden with 104 points available and speaking about the race he said:
Laguna Seca. What’s can you say? It’s a classic American road course and the series is heading back now for the finale which I think many people are excited about obviously. We are an outside shot for the championship but that’s the way it goes sometimes I guess. But I still think we can move up from where we’re at. That’s the focus for this weekend with the PNC Bank car. We’ll try and get the pole, lead the most laps and win the race, and see where we end up. I’m looking forward to a good weekend.”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda is in the running to win rookie of the year for 2019 and speaking about the race this weekend he said:
I think the rookies have definitely made a statement this year! Having raced all over the planet, I would say that INDYCAR is the toughest beast yet to master for me. I think Colton Herta and I have had similar years where it took off a bit too fast, and then the reality of INDYCAR struck us, and a change of approach was needed. I have definitely calmed down during the year, trying to take what’s there every weekend instead of forcing myself into errors – trying to go for the top spot at any cost. I also think that’s why I’m the leading rookie right now. The speed has been there from the start, but it’s just so much more needed to take the points every weekend. Speed alone will not give you success in this championship! It’s cool that there is a battle going on between Santino (Ferrucci), Colton and I for Laguna. I’ve been on quite a streak on the road courses lately and I feel hungry for that first win, and Laguna would be just the right place to get it done! Being with Chip Ganassi Racing for my rookie season has been more helpful than anything. The team has given me access to everything in order to become ready to win races. I think the field is so tight these days that literally anyone can be fast, but what CGR does differently is getting all the details right, and that’s why they normally come out on top!”