Dixon Carrying Momentum To Toronto
LONG POND, Pa. – For an early birthday present, Scott Dixon wouldn’t turn aside a victory – or two – in the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader this weekend.
Dixon, who turns 32 on July 22, earned his 30th Indy car win in the Pocono IndyCar 400 Fueled by Sunoco on July 7, which broke a tie with Rick Mears for 10th on the all-time list.
Next up is Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Dario Franchitti and Sebastien Bourdais with 31 wins each, both of whom will compete on the streets of Exhibition Place in the twin 85-lap races.
“He deserves every one of his 30 wins. I’ve said it before; I think Scott, with his age, with how good he is, he can put up some really stout numbers going forward,” said four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti, who turned 40 on May 19.
“I’d like to win a couple here soon, stretch that a little again. I don’t know a number but I can see Scott getting into the 40s going forward. He’s got a few years on the clock yet, so I really think he can put big numbers up in terms of championships, race wins.”
Dixon made his 212th Indy car start (149th in a row) at Pocono. He’s been in a Target Chip Ganassi Racing car since the midway point of the 2002 CART season. Al Unser, Bobby Unser, Al Unser Jr. and Michael Andretti are some of the figures within reach.