Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who drives the No.9 PNC Bank Honda has had an incredible 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The Iceman has won three races so far this season and with just four races remaining in 2018, the New Zealander leads Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi by 46 points as the series heads to Pennsylvania for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 19.
Dixon will join the rest of his Verizon IndyCar Series rivals in Portland on Friday for a pre-event test at the circuit in preparation for the return of the venue next month.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has scored six podium finishes so far this season, including two at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a second at the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis, a third in the Indianapolis 500, a trip to victory in Detroit race one, victory in Texas, a third at the Kohler Grand Prix and victory in Toronto.
Dixon is out of contract at the end of the season, however despite saying that he has a number of options for 2019 including a potential move to McLaren, Paddock Eye understands that the Iceman will in fact stay with Ganassi and will sign a new two to three year contract with the team and that it is just a case of ironing out the final details before an announcement is made.