Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon proved last weekend at the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix that he is of one of the best IndyCar drivers.

The Iceman who won the Verizon IndyCar Series championship last year bounced back following a disappointing season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg to claim the 39th victory of his career in Phoenix ahead of Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.

Dixon won the Verizon IndyCar Series championship in 2003, his first season in the sport taking victory in his very first race with Target Chip Ganassi Racing at the Homestead Miami Speedway.

In 2008, having finished runner up to Dario Franchitti at the Indianapolis 500, Dixon recorded his first Indy 500 win and went on to win the championship for a second time claiming six victories.

The New Zealander won the championship again in 2013 recording four wins and leading eight races for a total of 239 laps.

Dixon won the championship on a count back last season against Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya and is currently in second place in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series standings following his victory in Phoenix on 79 points, 5 ahead of Montoya and 4 behind leader Simon Pagenaud as the Series heads to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach where he took victory last season.

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