Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda heads to the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on 445 points, just eight behind series leader Josef Newgarden with just four races remaining in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The Iceman felt that he could have won the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in June but finished in ninth place.
Dixon has taken 41 victories during his Verizon IndyCar Series to date and will be aiming to add to that at the end of the month in Pocono. The New Zealander has won one race this season which came in the Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America circuit.
Dixon felt that he lost out on points at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg, the 2017 season opener where he finished the race in third place, the Iceman felt he had the pace to win the race.
Dixon picked up a bonus point for his Verizon P1 Award at the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May.
Series points leader Josef Newgarden says that Scott Dixon is always a threat and that is completely right as he is currently the most successful driver on the current grid when it comes to his championship wins.
Dixon won his first championship in his debut season in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003. he won again in 2008, 2013 and 2015, the Iceman has also won the Indianapolis 500 in 2008. Dixon has been extremely consistent in 2017 and has been on the podium five time this season.
Dixon has a great team around him at Ganassi with Mike Hull and Kate Gundlach calling the strategies for the No.9 NTT DATA. Ganassi also have a great engine partner with Honda having spent previous seasons with Chevrolet power.