Dixon Riding Momentum Into Texas

IndyCar Hitting High-Banks Saturday Night

Scott Stiller
June 08, 2018 - 8:44 am
Scott Dixon's No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

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PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon is looking to keep the momentum rolling as the Verizon IndyCar Series hits the high-banks at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night for the DXC Technology 600.

Dixon and his Mike Hull led team are coming off three podium finishes in his last four races, including a win last week on the streets of Belle Isle in Detroit, Dixon’s 42nd career win.

“The whole PNC Bank team has been pushing hard and we had good pace last weekend in Detroit, which we hope to continue into this weekend,” said Dixon.

Dixon has led 365-laps at the 1.5-mile oval and the 4-time series champion hopes to continue that this weekend.

“We’ve won twice at Texas, and we were in contention for a third victory last year until we got taken out, so hopefully we’ll have a shot at it again this weekend,” said Dixon.

Team Penske’s Will Power, the Indianapolis 500 winner, has led the most laps at Texas (432) and is the defending race winner.

“I’m really looking forward to going back to Texas,” said Power, who leads the championship points standings by 5-points over Dixon.  “The team has really been on a roll with a lot of success in the past month and we are ready to keep doing that.”

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90’s on when the cars hit the track for a 90-minute practice session starting Friday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Qualifying is scheduled for Friday at 4 p.m. followed by a twilight practice at 7:15 p.m. ET.

Practice and qualifying will be streamed live on racecontrol.indycar.com.

The race is Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).

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