Texas Motor Speedway notebook: Russian driver likes to push it to the limit; ticket details for November's NASCAR tripleheader

FORT WORTH -- The rainout of the Verizon IndyCar Firestone 600 on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway caused travel problems for three drivers.Mikhail Aleshin, Sebastien Bourdais and Scott Dixon all were planning to take the red-eye to France after the race. They are going to use an off-week in the IndyCar series to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race next weekend...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

How IndyCar points leader Pagenaud went from forgettable last year to forget about catching him in 2016

FORT WORTH -- The Firestone 600 on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway starts the second half of the Verizon IndyCar season.If the first-half pattern does not change soon, those final eight races will become a lengthy coronation of Simon Pagenaud rather than a heated competition.Pagenaud, of Team Penske, has three wins and six top-three finishes. He has built a substantial lead...
Via SportsDay
3 days ago

Dixon, Kanaan could use another good IndyCar Texas two-step

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan had a 1-2 finish a year ago at the high-banked Texas oval, and Dixon went on to win his fourth IndyCar Series title. The Chip Ganassi Racing teammates could sure use another front-running Texas two-step to start the second half of this season. While Dixon is second in points, he is a long way from another series title. Kanaan is...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Munoz earns 1st career IndyCar pole at Texas, Dixon is 2nd

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Carlos Munoz has earned his first IndyCar Series pole with a two-lap average of 217.137 mph Friday at the high-banked Texas Motor Speedway. Scott Dixon, the defending race winner at Texas, qualified second at 216.901 mph. Four-time Texas winner Helio Castroneves starts third on the 1 1/2-mile oval. Munoz, driving for Andretti Motorsports, will be making...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Dixon comes to Texas Motor Speedway looking for multiple wins in 11th straight IndyCar season

FORT WORTH -- A question was posed to Scott Dixon, defending champion of the Verizon IndyCar series. Is he at age 34, with four series championships, getting better?Tony Kanaan, teammate with Chip Ganassi Racing, cut in before Dixon could answer.“I hope not,” Kanaan emphatically said.So does every other driver. Dixon brings an unparalleled level of long-term excellence into the...
Via SportsDay
7 days ago

VICS: Sebastian Bourdais Apologizes for Contact with Dixon

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama wasn’t kind to Scott Dixon as it has been in the past. IndyCar has been racing at Barber Motorsports park since 2010, and until this year the New Zealander has always finished on the podium. Dixon started the race in fourth position but on Lap 3, he was spun in turn five by Sebastien Bourdais and ended at the back of the field. “Obviously...
Via On Pit Road
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Dixon over IndyCar no-call at Long Beach, focused on Barber

Scott Dixon has moved past the IndyCar no-call at Long Beach that he contends cost him a victory, though he still believes the situation can lead to changes in the series' penalty system. Simon Pagenaud won Sunday by holding off Dixon's furious charge in the second half of the race. Dixon felt Pagenaud should not have ever been the race leader, though, because he broke a rule by...
Via Associated Press
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Dixon Finishes Second Following Disagreement with Race Control

Scott Dixon, driver of the No. 9 Target Chevrolet, finished the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in second place after starting the race second. He battled his way to the lead and worked hard to keep it, but in the end came up short.      “Yeah, it was definitely a pretty fierce battle up front, a bit of lapped traffic, some pit stop sequence, people trying to pit short, go...
Via On Pit Road
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Scott Dixon Hoping Run to End Last Season Translates to Championship in 2015

INDIANAPOLIS- I wrote after the Rolex 24 Hours race in Daytona that Scott Dixon was THE best underrated driver in the world right now. By virtue of that, I think 2015 could be his year to win the Verizon Indycar Series championship – again. Dixon, has three titles to his credit but it’s how he … Continue reading IndyCar: Scott Dixon Hoping Run to End Last Season Translates...
Via Race Review Online
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Lights: Scott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe to Test New Indy Lights Car at IMS in September

INDIANAPOLIS- The Indy Lights Series is all-in as far as preparing the new car to the best of their ability. For those that don’t know, the Indy Lights Series is changing to a new car in 2015 and are feverishly working at making it the best car they can for racing. The Series put the car on a track for the first time a few weeks ago at the 2.258-mile Mid Ohio Sports Car Course...
Via Race Review Online
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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