Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda will be the one driver to watch in Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway.
The Iceman goes into the race with a 34 point lead in the championship over reigning series champion, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud. Dixon endured a tough qualifying and will start the race from 17th place just behind Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden and Dale Coyne Racing’s Esteban Gutierrez.
Dixon lost 20 minutes of running time during the opening practice session on Saturday however Ganassi Managing Director Mike Hull believes that the No.9 NTT DATA Honda has good race pace.
Iowa is one race that Dixon has yet to add to his long list of victories and will be hoping he can challenge for the win.
The Iceman has shown this season that he is fast and that is why he is leading the championship as the series heads into race eleven of the 2017 season. Dixon has one Verizon P1 Award having secured pole position for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
In the opening ten races of the season, Dixon has five podium finishes including one win which came last time out at Road America. If any driver can get to the front, Scott Dixon can especially with Mike Hull calling the race for the New Zealander.