INDY 2024
Round 6

Dixon, Honda Complete Detroit Weekend Sweep

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Dixon, Honda Complete Detroit Weekend Sweep

・Scott Dixon heads a Honda 1-2-3-4 sweep of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

・Dixon becomes the first repeat winner of 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES with his 58th career victory, takes Drivers' Championship lead

・Honda INDYCAR win follows Acura victory in Saturday's IMSA sports car race

Scott Dixon again mixed speed with his trademark fuel-saving strategy to head a Honda 1-2-3-4 sweep of today's Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. The six-time series champion scored his second NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory of 2024 and claimed the lead in the Drivers' Championship after six of 17 races.

Pitting on Lap 56 of the 100-lap contest on the streets of downtown Detroit, Dixon took over the lead on Lap 66 and was never headed, for his 58th career win. A late-race charge saw Marcus Ericsson bring his Andretti Global Honda home second.

Using the same strategy as his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Marcus Armstrong finished a career-high third – and ran out of fuel just after taking the checkers. Kyle Kirkwood led a total of 24 laps mid-race and then completed the top-four Honda sweep.

Today's win also completed a weekend sweep of both major races in Detroit for Honda Racing Corporation USA, as the Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti duo of Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor were victorious in the Saturday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event.

Fast Fact:
With today's 1-4 sweep, Honda has now won eight of the last 11 NTT INDYCAR SERIES events held in the Motor City – including last year's inaugural run on the new downtown street circuit and six of the final nine events run on a temporary street circuit at Belle Isle Park.

The May-June string of consecutive race weekends continues next week for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, as the championship heads to the National Park of Speed, Road America, for the June 7-9 XPEL Grand Prix in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon 9
Chip Ganassi Racing
I think I said on the radio about Lap 50 ‘I think we can make it if we stop now'. Obviously, we didn't get THAT risky, but the team called it perfectly. We were on the right strategy. Everyone on the #9 PNC Bank Honda did a superb job, and it's always fun to drive my Honda out there. I mean, how cool is that? All the variables made today special: trying to keep out of trouble, keep the car on track, we had rain, and all the cautions. You were just never sure how the race was going to fall. It's just a great day.

Marcus Ericsson
Marcus Ericsson 28
Andretti Global
Great result for us! We had a really tough Month of May, and this weekend started out tough for us as well with me hitting the wall in practice. We've had to dig deep, but I'm really proud of this whole #28 group, they've really come together and really the whole Andretti organization. They gave us great cars this weekend. It feels good to be on the podium, it feels great to have a Honda 1-2-3-4. After the month of May, we've bounced back and shown great strength here.

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong 11
Chip Ganassi Racing
I ran out of fuel as we came across the line, so we didn't leave anything in the tank metaphorically or literally out there. It was a lot of fun. I'm happy with that. Exhausted, but happy! And to be part of a Honda 1-2-3-4, that's just awesome. Road America is my favorite track here in the states, so I'm really looking forward to that one. We're just going to make next week a little bit more simple, ideally, and be on the podium again!

David Salters
David Salters
President, HRC US
That was a bit better. A massive thanks to the hard work from all the men and women at HRC. Racing reflects life, you have your good days and your bad days. Trying to understand where you are, and work hard to improve, is basically ‘the secret'. Which means, there is no secret, it's just getting on top of your current situation. Plainly, our GTP and Indy car HRC associates are excellent at this. Hats off to them for digging deep, and coming back so strong. Thank you all.

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