Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 Target Chevrolet was left frustrated with how his Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course ended on Sunday.
During the first round of pit-stops Helio Castroneves was exited the pit-lane in the No.3 Hitachi Chevrolet when going into turn 2 he and Dixon collided breaking the front suspension on the Target car.
Castroneves was able to continue but for Dixon his car was brought behind the pit-wall as the mechanics worked to get him back out on track before the end of the race and that is exactly what they were able to do. Unfortunately for Dixon he would eventually retire from the race as the team sent him back out just so he could mileage out the Chevrolet engine he was using.
Following his retirement from the race in Mid-Ohio, Dixon has dropped to fifth place in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings level on points with his Ganassi team mate Tony Kanaan.
Dixon heads to Pocono in three weeks time on 357 points with just four races remaining the season.
Speaking following the race Dixon commented by saying:
Helio (Castroneves) was coming out of the pits on the pit exchange and we were trying to go off sequence. He was off pace and we caught him on the exit of Turn 1. I got alongside him and he kept edging me over until I just had nowhere to go. I braked when I was alongside him and then he just turned in. Had we had a little more room I think we could have gotten through there just fine. It was definitely an aggressive move but I should have known better trying that with Helio. It usually ends like this with him.