Scott Dixon takes a step-up ladder of ‘all time IndyCar Series winners’ – Last Word on Motorsport

FORT WORTH, TX – JUNE 09: Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, and team owner Chip Ganassi celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

With consecutive victories over successive weekends, Kiwi driver Scott Dixon has not only taken the lead of the 2018 Verizon indyCar Series, but also another step up the ladder of ‘all time IndyCar Series winners’ list.

Dixon broke a tie he had with Michael Andretti, to stand alone for third-most wins in IndyCar history. His 43rd career victory at Texas Motor Speedway see’s him now sit behind only A.J. Foyt’s 67, and second best to Mario Andretti’s 52 race wins.

“We won two races and led a bunch of laps. That’s a positive,” Dixon told media after his win at the weekend. This was the Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s third win at Texas, but an important win overall in his 16th season of IndyCar racing (17th season with Ganassi).

“It means a lot, but more for the team, we celebrate together, we win and lose together, and 42 of those wins have been with this great team.”

Scott Dixon Moves Up the Ladder

The respected New Zealand-born driver had little success prior to the Indianapolis weekend, and while a win at Detriot last week had seen him taste champagne for the only first time in 2018, the driver is now super-confident. A huge jump up the ladder (both overall, and in 2018 series standings) shows that the competition is still close.

In winning the DXC Technology 600, Scott Dixon strode up the standings. Will Power and Ed Carpenter, the top two finishers in the Indianapolis 500, were both called for avoidable contact, Dixon led the most laps and could well have lapped the field – if not for safety car events.

“I love winning in Texas, man, this place is awesome,” he said in an interview with the host broadcaster. “The car was just stung, like whatever we did, the car was just nailed. It was a bit loose at times, but I can’t thank the team enough, the pit stops were fantastic.”

The improved performances saw him jump from second on the standings, five points behind Will Power, to now hold a 23-point championship lead over all chasers.

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