Chip Ganassi Racing’s reigning series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 Target Chevrolet will mark a milestone this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway as the Firestone 600 is the New Zealander’s 200th consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series start.
Dixon who is a four time Verizon IndyCar Series champion is currently in second place in the series points standing, 50 points behind leader Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud.
The No.9 Target crew had a mixed weekend last time out at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Belle Isle as in the opening race on Saturday, the Iceman was forced to retire from the race due to a mechanical issue.
In Sunday’s second race however, Dixon started the race from fourth place and finished in fifth just behind Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden.
Dixon has scored 39 victories so far in his career with the most recent trip to victory lane coming at Phoenix International Raceway earlier this season. Dixon heads to the Texas Motor Speedway as the defending race winner and he will be hoping to mark his 200th consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series start by recording his 40th victory.
Dixon is currently third in the all time list for consecutive Verizon IndyCar starts behind his Chip Ganassi Racing team mate Tony Kanaan (257) and KVSH Racing co-owner Jimmy Vasser (211).