Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 Camping World Honda started Saturday’s opening race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Lear from 6th place on the grid and didn’t have any complaints during the 70 lap race despite suffering with a severely bruised and swollen left foot following his accident in last Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
The New Zealander who uses his left foot to brake managed to finish the race on the podium in second place just behind race winner Graham Rahal and as a result he has moved into the lead of the Verizon IndyCar Series standings.
The Iceman heads into Sunday’s race 2 in Detroit leading the championship by three points from Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves in second place.
Speaking following the race, Dixon commented by saying:
It was a tough race no matter what. “Physically for me it was tougher than normal. I think I was favoring a lot of things, but just so proud of the whole Camping World crew. They did an amazing job. The car was fast. I probably couldn’t get the most out of it but we were kind of there. But it’s great for points.