Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda says that the team will what happens in Sonoma and that he hopes they roll off the hauler with a fast car.
The Iceman heads into this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series season championship decider leading the table by 29 points following a fantastic season for the No.9 PNC Bank crew and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
Well, I think we were a bit lucky in Portland, and you have got to take those days. We’ve been on the other side of it before. Some situations we’ve lost championships like that, too. It sucks when you’re on the other side. Maybe it happens to us at Sonoma. We hope it doesn’t, but it has full potential. We’ll go there, we’ll try to have the fastest car we can prepare, qualify where we can and put our heads down. That’s what we can do. Everyone on the PNC Bank team has been focused and working hard and we’ll just keep pushing like we have been all season and see what happens.”
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda is excited about the final race of the season saying:
I’m hoping to end the 2018 season on a high note, for sure. We’ve had some very good runs throughout the year, but I don’t think we’ve had any help in the luck department. There were several things that didn’t go our way like cut tires at various races, but we’re focused on getting a good result in Sonoma. Qualifying here on these types of road courses are always key. We need to unload fast and get the car balanced quickly. Hopefully, if we do that, things will fall into place for the NTT DATA car to run at the front where we need to be.