Four consecutive Honda wins has the engine manufacturer feeling much better about the IndyCar season and its relationship with longtime partner Chip Ganassi.
The team owner was highly critical of Honda before the first qualifying session of the season, questioning the manufacturer's commitment to winning after Chevrolet entered IndyCar last season.
''I don't know if they want to win bad enough,'' Ganassi said at the March season-opening race at St. Petersburg. ''They talk about everything at Honda but winning. They said for years and years and years they want competition. Now they've got competition, and they are not talking about winning. I feel like they want to sit around and hold hands and sing Kumbaya. I want to win.''
The criticism certainly got Honda's attention and made waves across the paddock, but the manufacturer understood Ganassi's message.
''He's a dyed-in-the-wool racer. He wants to win, and so do we,'' said Stephen Eriksen, vice president and chief operating offi...