Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda says that they want to get some momentum going in Detrout this weekend following his sixth place finish at the Indianapolis 500.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend on a new circuit Dixon who took two victories on streets courses last year in Toronto and Nashville said:
Going back downtown obviously and I have a bit of mixed feelings as Belle Isle was such a favorite among the drivers. But looking forward to the new downtown circuit, kind of going back to the old Grand Prix days. A new track and a new venue is always exciting. Looking forward to getting on to this first race after the Indianapolis 500 and getting some momentum going.”
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda has plenty of momentum going into the race this weekend having finished second in the Indianapolis 500.
“I’m very excited to get to Detroit with the new track, which will be super cool. Street courses have been good to us so far this year, winning in St. Petersburg and then the podium in Long Beach. I know we’re going to have a good package for this street course. I think INDYCAR has done a great job building up the hype around Detroit. Obviously, we’re coming off a strong month of May, so we have a lot of motivation to go and try to win this race. It’s going to be a good weekend.”
Alex Palou in the No.10 Ridgeline Lubricants Honda is also excited about Detroit saying:
“I’m very excited for Detroit after a really positive month for the whole team, but especially the 10 car. We just had really good results and we’ve been really competitive. I can’t wait to try and get the best result of the season on a street course. Looking forward to the new track and it will be challenging for all the drivers and teams. Nobody has any information other than what we’ve learned from the simulator. It’s looking challenging, but we love challenges, and we’re looking forward to that.”
Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 The American Legion Honda returns to racing for the first time since the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis and speaking ahead of the race he said:
It’s going to be a hot weekend, which I actually like because I feel I deal with the heat inside the car quite well. Obviously with the track, it’s a bit of an unknown. I’ve seen the track just a bit walking around, and it looks to be challenging and quite bumpy in some areas. It’s going to provide some challenges and a lot of options on race lines. In general, I like the layout of the circuit and think the racing will be quite good with a big, long straight into a tight left hand. It’s going to be fun.”