It has been a very busy week for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who will start Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The Iceman set the fastest four lap average speed for qualifying in 21 years with a speed of 232.164MPH.
Following practice on Monday, Dixon jumped on a plane and flew to Toronto for a round of interviews as part of the Indianapolis 500 media tour.
On Friday, which is in known as Carb Day, the final practice session ahead of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday Dixon will reveal his No.9 Camping World Honda that he will race in the 500.
Despite winning the race from pole position in 2008, Dixon knows that in the 500 starting the race from pole position doesn’t guarantee you will end the race in victory lane.
The New Zealander is aiming to take his first win of the season and Ganassi’s first win since returning to Honda ahead of the start of the season.
Dixon’s last win came at the IndyCar Grand Prix of Watkins Glen last season which was his 40th Verizon IndyCar Series career victory.
Dixon goes into the race on Sunday in second place in the series points standings however he has been awarded points for taking the pole award for the 500, which will be added to his tally following the race on Sunday.
Dixon is one of several drivers in with a chance of winning the 500 a list which includes Fernando Alonso, Alexander Rossi, Will Power and others so it is going to be an incredible race on Sunday.