INDY 2024
Round 5

Scott Dixon Brings Honda Home Third at the Indianapolis 500

us Indianapolis Motor Speedway

After a four-hour rain delay, the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 culminated in a five-car battle for the victory with Scott Dixon leading the Honda effort with a third-place finish.

Scott Dixon Brings Honda Home Third at the Indianapolis 500

A series of early-race caution flags led to multiple pit strategies among the 33 starters. As often happens in NTT INDYCAR SERIES competition, the various strategies converged in the last 40 laps as the battle for the win was fought out among five drivers, including Scott Dixon and Alex Palou.

Palou increased his championship points lead to 20 with a fifth-place finish, while Kyle Kirkwood overcame mid-race contact in pit lane and resulting penalty to finish seventh.

Alex Palou
Alex Palou 10
Chip Ganassi Racing
It's frustrating because with this race, you only want to win it. For one moment, I thought we were really good. But then with the different strategies and needing to run really slow up front didn't help us. We had to save a little bit more fuel than other cars and that just put us back in the pack and we couldn't really move from there. I think nobody really was able to move from there. But still, happy we made it to a top five! We gave the top guys a hard time today, and I'm happy with P5. 

Kyle Kirkwood
Kyle Kirkwood 27
Andretti Global
I went to the back I don't even know how many times today. But, we still rallied! Our Honda power was great, fuel economy was impeccable, it's what was able to make us go a little bit longer than everyone and overcut a lot of people. I'm happy with that. I can't say I'm happy with seventh, but it keeps us in the points really. On to Detroit. 

Takuma Sato
Takuma Sato 75
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Obviously, it was a difficult race but I think a huge congrats to the team. I think we made a great step forward the entire month. Unfortunately, perhaps we were a little draggy on the straight when things were cooler in the evening. It just didn't have speed. Mid-stint we were very strong. One time we had to go all the way to the back, but we fought back really strong and I'm really proud of all the boys for what they've done. In the end, the result wasn't what we expected or what we wanted, but I think we should be happy and take some positives and then hopefully we can move on. I'd like to thank Bobby [Rahal], Mike [Lanigan], and David [Letterman, team owners] for the opportunity to drive for them again. It was great to have AMADA with us on the No. 75 along with Panasonic, Deloitte and of course Honda. 

David Salters
David Salters
President, HRC US
It was a disappointing day. All things considered, we weren't good enough on the day. We'll regroup,lick our wounds, focus our efforts, and come back. That's how racing works. 

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