Scott Dixon anticipates tomorrow’s IndyCar race in Nashville to be a bit of a gamble.
The Kiwi qualified on the front row this morning, meaning he has clean air ahead of him for the race start.
Given how challenging the street circuit has proven to be this weekend, starting up front should give Dixon the benefit of not being caught out in any early lap accidents.
Still, Dixon is expecting an exciting race and says he’ll have to take a few chances to be within a chance of winning.
“Go fast, take chances, right?” Dixon said after qualifying.
“We’ll have to see how the start plays out.
“It’s going to be interesting to make sure you don’t get caught out.
“You want to start up as far as possible. Then we’ll have to see the tyre deg.
“There are so many unknowns going into this race, which is fun because it’s going to create a great race.”
Several drivers have already collided with the wall this weekend, including Dixon and fellow Kiwi Scott McLaughlin.
No doubt tomorrow’s race will be littered with caution periods, which could massively swing the flow of the race.
“We’ll see how many cautions there are – it’s all up in the air,” Dixon said.
“Hopefully starting in the right spot is going to help us.”
Dixon is 56 points behind series leader and teammate Alex Palou.
Palou qualified one place lower than Dixon in third but will incur a six-spot grid penalty for the race.
Finishing ahead of Palou and eating into that points lead is a must for Dixon.
Including tomorrow’s race, only six rounds are remaining in the season.
The Big Music City Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 9.30 am NZT.