Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda scored his second win of the season overnight in the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway to take his second victory in three races for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The Iceman who started the race from seventh place have now recorded 43 career Verizon IndyCar Series victories with all bar one coming with Chip Ganassi Racing. Dixon has now moved in third place in the all-time win list behind AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti. Speaking following his win in Detroit last week, Dixon said it is great that AJ and Mario are still so heavily involved in the sport.
Speaking following Saturday’s win, the Iceman said:
It’s really cool. “Obviously, I have massive respect for a lot of these drivers, but when you look at those names – A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, the Unsers – to me it still seems very strange that ‘Dixon’ is on that list, too.
Speaking about the Verizon IndyCar Series, Scott said:
I love the Verizon IndyCar Series. I think it’s the best racing on the planet, one of the most difficult with all the disciplines. For me, man, I just hope it continues. I hope we can keep a winning style, pick up wins.
Starting the 287 lap race from seventh place, Dixon and his team gambled on a four stop strategy while most of his rivals ran a three stop. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Managing Director Mike Hull’s strategy call paid off for Dixon and the team.
Speaking about the No.9 PNC Bank crew, the Iceman said:
All-around great team effor “Everybody at the PNC Bank crew was good. Car setup was obviously phenomenal, strategy was perfect, so it’s nice to have one of those nights. It’s not too often you get sort of a runaway, especially in the series at the moment.
Dixon now heads into the race break with before Road America with a 23 point advantage in the championship over second placed Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport.
Dixon’s team mate Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda had a great night under the lights in Texas as he came home with a top ten finish in ninth place having started 13th.