Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon driving the No.9 Target Chevrolet secured his 40th Verizon IndyCar Series victory at Watkins Glen on Sunday.
The New Zealander completely dominated the weekend from start to finish. As a result of his second win of the season, Dixon is into third place in the championship with just one race remaining this year with the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma taking place in two weeks time.
Speaking to Paddock Eye about the where the victory ranks in his career. Dixon commented by saying:
You know, it feels darned good right now, so right on top of the 40 right now. You know, I don’t know. There’s so many different races. Indianapolis I think is always going to be a standout just because of what that race means to a lot of people and to yourself, especially I think as I’ve been in the series for so long now, to see what Indianapolis is really about. That one is always really tough to top.
But I think as the weekend goes, which if you look at my Indianapolis 500 victory in 2008, that month went very similar to how this weekend went. We led a lot of practices, we got a pole and we led almost 150 laps or something, I have no idea. But it was a lot.
So you know, Indy is hard to beat, man, but this was definitely a pretty sweet weekend.