Verizon IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon says that he is not thinking about retirement anytime soon and expects to be racing in the series for many years to come.
Dixon who ended the 2016 campaign in 6th place with two victories and four podium finishes for Chip Ganassi Racing says that he still has plenty to achieve in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The New Zealander will once again drive for Ganassi in 2017 alongside Tony Kanaan, Charlie Kimball and an as yet un-named fourth driver.
Ganassi are also yet to announce a replace primary sponsor for Scott Dixon’s No.9 Honda following Target’s decision to pull out of sponsoring the team after 27 years. Dixon’s most recent championship win came in 2015 when he beat Juan Pablo Montoya to the title on countback following a tie at the end of the season.
In 2017, there are big changes coming to the Ganassi organization with a new primary sponsor for Dixon but also a new engine supplier with the team returning to Honda power following a number of seasons with Chevrolet.
Dixon won the second race of the year, the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix and followed this up at the next race, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach where he finished the race in second place.
The New Zealander also scored a podium finish at the Iowa Corn 300 where he finished the race in third place.
Dixon also took victory at the glen. The New Zealander will be hoping that he can carry this momentum forward into 2017 and help Ganassi to move back to the front of the Verizon IndyCar Series and to help Honda to challenge for the championship.