Dixon, Honda Complete Detroit Weekend Sweep

June 2, 2024 — DETROIT, MI

  • 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.

Detroit Grand Prix Honda Race Results

1st Scott DixonChip Ganassi Racing Honda
2nd Marcus EricssonAndretti Global Honda
3rd Marcus ArmstrongChip Ganassi Racing Honda
4th Kyle Kirkwood Andretti Global Honda
8th Felix RosenqvistMeyer Shank Racing Honda
11th Christian Lundgaard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 
13th Pietro Fittipaldi Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 
15th Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda
16th Alex PalouChip Ganassi Racing Honda
17th Jack HarveyDale Coyne Racing Honda
18th Tristan VautierDale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda
19th Colton Herta Andretti Global Honda
22nd Linus Lundqvist-R Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
24th Kyffin Simpson-RChip Ganassi Racing Honda
25th Helio CastronevesMeyer Shank Racing Honda

R – Rookie

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers’ Championship (unofficial, after 6 of 17 rounds)

Honda 482 points
Chevrolet472 points

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Drivers’ Championship Standings (unofficial, after 6 of 17 rounds)

1. Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing 216 points
2. Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing  -18
3. Will Power, Team Penske -31
4. Pato O’Ward, Arrow McLaren-56
5. Alexander Rossi, Arrow McLaren -66
6. Kyle Kirkwwod, Andretti Global  -68

Quotes
Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) race winner, his second win of 2024 and 58th career Indy car victory; takes championship points lead after six of 17 races: “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 (#28 Andretti Global Honda) finished second: “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 (#11 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) finished third, career-best INDYCAR finish: “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 (President, Honda Racing Corporation USA) on today’s Detroit Grand Prix: “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.”

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.

Next
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.

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