October 20, 2013 |
As a youngster racing in his native New Zealand, Scott Dixon would drive with a pillow strapped to his behind because he was too short to see above the cockpit. Now the reserved Dixon, known as the "Iceman" because he prefers to let his racing do the talking, stands above all his peers after winning his third IndyCar series championship. As Team Penske driver Will Power was winning the MAVTV 500 on Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Dixon finished fifth to capture the title by 27 points over Helio Castroneves.
August 26, 2013 |
It's dangerous on pit row. During the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Will Power and Scott Dixon took pit stops at the same time. Power had to pull in at a sharp angle because Dixon's pit was right behind his, leaving the back end of his car sticking out just a smidgen. Both pit crews changed tires. Travis Law, a crew member for Power, was carrying a tire and walking around the back of Power's car when Dixon pulled out, with the left rear part of Dixon's car clipping Law, knocking him down and sending the tire flying.
October 19, 2013 |
Scott Dixon won his third IndyCar championship Saturday night in a race that came down to mere survival. As Team Penske's Will Power won the race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Dixon finished fifth to win the title by 27 points over Power teammate Helio Castroneves. Dixon needed to only finish fifth or better in the MAVTV 500 to clinch the Izod IndyCar series championship. Castroneves finished sixth, one lap down to the leaders. But at least those two drivers saw the checkered flag.
March 25, 2012 |
Helio Castroneves used a bold pass of Scott Dixon to win the IndyCar season opener Sunday through the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., where he celebrated with a tribute to the late Dan Wheldon . Castroneves stopped his Penske Racing Chevrolet in Turn 10, which this year was renamed Dan Wheldon Way in honor of the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner. After climbing the fence, his traditional victory celebration, he ran to the street sign and patted it, then emotionally doubled over against the wall.
April 11, 2011 |
Will Power started up front and never relinquished his spot to win the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday, capturing a race that escaped him last year and doing so without a misstep. "I can't think of a race where I've been so cool, so physically fine and where I had everything go so right," Power said. Power extended his wire-to-wire lead enough for some comfort in the final laps and finished 3.38 seconds ahead of Scott Dixon , and Dario Franchitti was third on the 2.38-mile road course at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham.
April 13, 2012 |
Steady rain all but canceled Friday afternoon's one-hour practice session for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Reigning Izod IndyCar Champion Dario Franchitti drove one lap around the 1.97-mile course on the city's seaside streets, then pulled his car in for the day. Scott Dixon, his teammate at Target Chip Ganassi Racing, also attempted a lap but hit a large patch of standing water, spun and crashed lightly into the wall. No other drivers went out on the 11-turn course.