Chip Ganassi Racing and Honda flexed their muscles Tuesday at Sebring, Florida in the final open test before IndyCar’s season opener on March 12 at St. Pete.

Scott Dixon turned a lap of 51.13s, which was just a couple tenths better than teammate Charlie Kimball’s 51.42, who was a tenth better than Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan, who was fourth fastest of the 16 cars with a 51.75-second lap.

“Scott ran a low 51 in the afternoon and we think it was about four-tenths quicker than Will [Power] and we really don’t know why,” said Mike Hull, the managing director of Chip Ganassi Racing, whose team switched to Hondas this season. “Chevrolet may have been playing games, who knows, but they’re always a little conservative in this environment so I wouldn’t read a lot into it. And it was [Simon] Pagenaud, Dixie and Power this morning and they were all within a tenth of each other.

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