Defending Honda Indy Toronto winner Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda heads into this weekend’s race in second place in the championship albeit 110 points behind his teammate Alex Palou.

The Iceman has a great record here with four victories and is hoping to challenge for another win this year.

“I think it’s been a pretty fun track for us in the past. We’ve definitely had some great results as a team and obviously going back to where we won last year. I love the crowd here and wish we had more Canadian races. The one goal is to try to win it and to try and keep this championship headed in the right direction. All of CGR is looking really strong right now and Honda, as well. We’ll keep working, keep our heads down and we’ll see what it brings.”

Runaway championship leader Alex Palou who has scored three wins in a row is looking forward to the race this weekend and has a new look this time out in the No.10 Journie Rewards Honda.

Excited for Toronto this weekend, where we will break in the new Journie Rewards livery. I think it will look great and shiny out there on the track. Obviously, I’m excited to race after a third win in a row at Mid-Ohio. It feels like we have been able to maximize things every race weekend this year in the No. 10 Honda. Last year, we were able to win the race at Toronto with Scott. It was an amazing weekend, and we know we are going to have fast cars again this year. Hopefully, we can hit our targets in practice and get ready for a very important qualifying.”

Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Chip Ganassi Racing Honda is excited about the race this weekend saying:

We obviously want to bounce back after the disappointing race in Mid-Ohio for me and the No. 8 team. We’re returning to a street course, which I enjoy driving at. We had a strong race there last year, Scott obviously winning, and Alex and I being competitive, too. I love street course racing in general. I think it’s a lot of fun and we’ve had quite a few wins over the past couple years. It’s always great going to Toronto, as it is a fantastic city and the atmosphere around the track is always great. We’ve got an exciting weekend ahead and I’m very much looking forward to it.”

Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 Ridgeline Lubricants Chip Ganassi Racing Honda is excited about his first Toronto start.

I’ve never been to Canada before and it’s my first time racing there obviously. The track looks really cool. I’ve always liked the idea of racing in Toronto since I was a kid. I really enjoyed watching the racing even though it’s a different layout now. I feel like I’ve been performing well on street tracks this year. The car feels really good, especially on this type of track, and I feel very confident heading into the weekend despite seeing it for the first time.”

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