Tag Archive: Scott Dixon

Jun 26

Take your pick: Who will deliver Ganassi’s 100th?

Four arms rise simultaneously in a subjective response to “Who will give Chip Ganassi Racing Teams its 100th Indy car victory?”

Scott Dixon & Tony KanaanScott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Sage Karam and Charlie Kimball all could be correct, and the team owner would be pleased by any of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers delivering the milestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Dixon cruises to victory in fast-paced Firestone 600

Official Results for the Firestone 600

Scott DixonScott Dixon made his victory in the Firestone 600 look easy, though the three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion said it was one of the most hotly-contested and unpredictable in recent memory at Texas Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya holds off Will Power by 0.1046 of a second

“It was awesome” – Montoya

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya often has said that his three Team Penske teammates pose the most formidable competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Honda, Chevy set to duel May 24 at high Noon

“We’re starting in the right place but it’s still a long race” – Dixon

Verizon IndyCar logo After Verizon IndyCar Series teams had time to digest the rule changes and aerodynamic modifications required for Pole Day, a fast-paced afternoon of unpredictable outcomes followed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama: Josef Newgarden wins first

Homegrown victory

Josef NewgardenNBCSN viewers couldn’t tell that Josef Newgarden was nervous with three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, who with 36 wins is fifth on the all-time Indy car list, was within striking distance in the closing laps of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Dixon wins at Long Beach for 36th career victory

Through two races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, Scott Dixon was off to his worst start since 2009.

Scott DixonIt certainly was too early to be overly concerned, he said, following 15th- and 11th-place finishes. Maybe, but his results in eight previous starts in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach — one top-five finish — wouldn’t necessarily pump up the three-time series champion’s confidence entering the 80-lap race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Indycar drivers continue 24-hour race win streak

Victory in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona will be quite the preseason confidence boost to Kanaan and teammate Scott Dixon

Rolex 24 Winners SelfieLate last week, Tony Kanaan was congratulated for his strong close to the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, including a victory in the finale at Auto Club Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Excitement at the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona went down to the wire

A victory with complete concentration

Chip Ganassi Racing - podium Rolex 24 - photo Stephan Cooper An engaging battle between the leading Prototypes was kept alive to the last by an incident bringing the safety car onto the track with 15 minutes to go Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ford EcoBoosts of Chip Ganassi Racing 1-2 in Patrón Endurance Cup at halfway mark of 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona

Corvette Racing (GTLM), Riley Motorsports (GTD) Maintain Class Leads

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo After scoring a maximum five points in the opening segment, the No. 01 entry driven by Scott Pruett, Joey Hand, Charlie Kimball and Sage Karam finished the second segment in the third position while the team’s No. 02 entry driven by Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson, Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon was second at the end of each segment. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Rolex 24: New Year, new opportunities

There is an old adage in motor sports

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo “To race is to live; all the rest is just waiting.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Larson, McMurray to drive in Rolex 24 at Daytona

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Sprint Cup drivers will help pilot one entry

Larson, McMurray to drive in Rolex 24 At DaytonaChip Ganassi Racing announced Thursday that Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the season-opening event in the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Ganassi sets stout lineup for Rolex24 at Daytona

Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan will drive the No. 02 Target/Ford EcoBoost Riley Prototype

Scott Dixon & Tony KanaanTwo teams are set to compete at next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, with plenty of Verizon IndyCar Series representation on each. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Dixon wins at Sonoma; Power up by 51 to finale

Scott Dixon overtook race leader Mike Conway on Lap 83 of 85 and went on to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Verizon IndyCar logo Dixon, who started third in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, led Ryan Hunter-Reay across the finish line by 1.1359 seconds. Simon Pagenaud finished third after overtaking Conway, whose No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing car ran out of fuel with about 350 yards left.

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Aug 04

From last to first: Dixon wins again at Mid-Ohio

The “Master of Mid-Ohio” won for the fifth time in the past eight years

Scott Dixon - photo © IndyCar Media Scott Dixon wasn’t pleased with qualifying 22nd for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, but it didn’t matter 90 laps later at the checkered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Starts, stops on streets: Conway a surprise winner

Multi-car pile-up triggered by the front-runner

Mike Conway - photo Alex Gallardo The door was open for Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe, who were running 1-2 (the way they started the 80-lap race), to battle for the victory in the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Until Lap 56. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Dixon’s final-lap effort grabs Verizon P1 Award

He recorded the fastest lap of the weekend in Group 1

2013-07-13_0145Competitors in the Firestone Fast Six for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT had a combined 50 IZOD IndyCar Series pole starts — all by Scott Dixon (19) and Will Power (31) — which made the veteran drivers targets for four others seeking the notoriety. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Final hours of Rolex 24 heading toward DP battle

Between Shank and Ganassi Teams

Rolex 24 Hours Sunrise 2012-01-29Rolex 24 At DaytonaAfter 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Polesitting teams lead at halfway mark of exciting Rolex 24

Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race

Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours Mid-RaceRolex 24 At DaytonaAt the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

INDYCAR: Top 10 drivers of 2011

Ranking the Top 10 Indy drivers for 2011? Piece of cake. Just copy the final point standings, right? Hell no
 
Will Power - Dario Franchitti 2011IZOD - IndyCar seriesHell no, you have to look at the complete body of work, practice, qualifying, race day and those intangibles like bad pit calls, racing luck and brain fade. So here’s one opinion in a world of experts, starting from 10th and working down. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

Engineered to be the best

Target Chip Ganassi Racing engineer Chris Simmons isn’t one to mess with success

Target Chip Ganassi Racing logoDario Franchitti 2011-08-12 Tinker, yes, as the IZOD IndyCar Series continues to evolve with the introduction of a new chassis and renewal of engine manufacturer competition for the 2012 season. He has one constant: driver Dario Franchitti. Read the rest of this entry »

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