Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda says that the No.9 crew are in the ball park at the front after ending the day with the sixth fastest combined time from both sessions.

Speaking following the day of track action, the Iceman who will compete in the tenth season of American Ninja Warrior commented by saying:

We’re in the ballpark at the front, which is a good start for the No. 9 PNC Bank team. The Penske cars are up front and I think that’s a result of them doing some additional testing here. We kind of expected that to start. We did a qualifying run and the car was just too loose for some reason. And then we were fighting understeer this morning, so we’ve seen both sides of it. Now it’s up to us to get it right for qualifying tomorrow.”

Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended the day with the 12th fastest combined time and speaking following the session he commented by saying:

It was a difficult end to the day for us. I think after starting well this morning, we struggled in the afternoon. It could have been the heat that affected us, I’m not really sure. Tonight, we’ll have to look at the data and what we learned from the NTT DATA car, talk to Scott (Dixon) and look toward tomorrow. I’m optimistic because we have a good base setup and we just need a little bit more work to get it right.

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