Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda said Sunday’s race result was all about redemption after the Iceman took his first win of the season in race two in Detroit.

Dixon who retired from race one came from sixth place on the grid to win just ahead of Marcus Ericsson and speaking following the race he said:

Today was all about redemption. “The team nailed the strategy, the car was super-fast. We were able to get the mileage we needed to, which was going to be really tough, with the exception of those last couple cautions.

“I can’t believe we ended up here today and it’s just fantastic. Fantastic

Dixon who was given New Zealand’s highest honor the Order of Merit for his services to motorsport went on to say:

It was definitely a huge honor to get the Companion Merit of Order, which is definitely very prestigious, something you don’t expect. “For me, I think it’s not like a normal accolade, like a trophy or a race win. It’s something of a very different feeling, so for me it’s definitely been outstanding. Very proud to get that.

“Yeah, a huge day and definitely not one I’m going to forget.”

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