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Just how close was the Fast 9 Shootout at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday?

Pole Winner Scott Dixon posted a four-lap average speed of 231.685 MPH. Colton Herta was just behind.

He was 231.655.

Absolutely minuscule, but “The Iceman” did it again.

Mr. P1 was making his rounds on Monday morning, which included a photo shoot to celebrate winning another pole. Way down on his to-do list was jumping aboard with Jeff Rickard and Big Joe Staysniak on The Fan Morning Show.

Just kidding. But Dixon talked with the guys about his thoughts on leading the field of 33 to green this coming Sunday.

“It’s the fastest field in Indianapolis 500 history,” Dixon said. “This will also be the fastest race in the world. It’s just exciting. 2014 I think was the last time we broke that milestone. We’ve just got to go petal-to-the-medal and try to lead after that first lap.”

How about all four Chip Ganassi cars clinching their spot in the Fast 9 as well?

It’s even more impressive when you think about the fact that Alex Palou wrecked in turn 2 on Saturday and the team spent a sleepless night getting the #10 machine ready for Bump Day.

This is anybody’s race, but you bet that Scotty D will be the heavy favorite when things heat up at 16th and Georgetown on Sunday.

Tune into The Fan Morning Show weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

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