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Scott Dixon IZOD INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start:
March 2, 2003 (Homestead-Miami Speedway)
First victory: March 2, 2003 (Homestead-Miami Speedway)
First pole: April 13, 2003 (Twin Ring Motegi)

2011

• Finished third in IZOD IndyCar Series standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
• Recorded victories from the pole at Mid-Ohio and Motegi. Is only driver to win on both oval and road course at Twin Ring Motegi.
• Won A.J. Foyt Oval Trophy for scoring most points in oval races.
• One of three drivers who was running at the finish in all 17 races.

2010

• Finished third in IZOD IndyCar Series standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
• Recorded three victories (Kansas, Edmonton, Homestead) for 25 in his career.
• Had nine top-five and 15 top-10 finishes overall.
• Series-record consecutive top-10 starting streak (45) ended at Chicagoland.

2009

• Finished second in IZOD IndyCar Series standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
• Recorded five victories and one pole start.
• Became IndyCar Series career race win leader (20) at Mid-Ohio. Added victory at Twin Ring Motegi.
• Was running at the finish in 16 of the 17 races.

2008
• Finished first in IndyCar Series standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
• Won Indianapolis 500 among six victories. Tied series record at Kentucky with sixth victory.
• Moved into points lead after 500-Mile Race victory.
• Added 14 top-five finishes and six pole starts.
• Became series leader for laps led in a season with 889, and became fifth series driver to lead more than 2,000 laps. 

2007

• Finished second in IndyCar Series standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with victories at Watkins Glen, Nashville, Mid-Ohio and Infineon.
• Became third IndyCar Series driver to win three consecutive races with victories at Watkins Glen, Nashville and Mid-Ohio.
• Joined Dan Wheldon as only drivers to win three consecutive races at one track when he won at Watkins Glen.
• Recorded a series-best 13 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. Led a series-best 13 of 17 races.
• Finished first or second in 10 of the 17 races.

2006

• Won at Watkins Glen International for the second year in a row and at Nashville Superspeedway.
• Finished fourth in IndyCar Series standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, 15 points behind champion Sam Hornish Jr.
• Was only IndyCar Series driver to be running at the finish in all 14 events.
• Completed a series-high 2,504 of a possible 2,510 laps. Led nine races.

2005

• Finished 13th in IndyCar Series standings with one victory (Watkins Glen) and four other top-10 finishes.
• Started 13th and finished 24th at Indianapolis 500.

2004

• Finished 10th in IndyCar Series standings with best finish of second at Phoenix. Scored two top-five finishes and 10 top-10 finishes in 15 starts.
• Earned two Formula 1 tests with Williams-BMW.

2003

• Clinched the IndyCar Series championship for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with three victories (Homestead-Miami Speedway, his first IndyCar Series start, Pikes Peak and Richmond).
• Earned five pole positions (Japan, Richmond, Kansas, Nashville, Nazareth).
• Became the first driver in IndyCar Series history to lead consecutive laps over the course of three races.Led the final 84 laps en route to a victory at Pikes Peak and led all 206 laps of the rain-shortened event Richmond. Led the first 53 laps at Kansas for a total of 343 consecutive laps led.

ROAD TO THE IZOD INDYCAR SERIES

2002
• Finished 13th in CART standings, scoring three top-five finishes, including a second place at Denver.
• Began the season with PacWest Racing, moved to Target Chip Ganassi Racing before Milwaukee and finished season with team.
• Announced Oct. 23 he would compete in IndyCar Series for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in 2003.

2001

• Won CART Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year Award and finished eighth in CART point standings with victory at Nazareth.
• Youngest driver to win in any major open-wheel series with victory in 2001 at Nazareth at age 20 years, 9 months, 14 days.
• Scored six top-five finishes and completed a series-high 2,521 of a possible 2,610 laps.

2000

• Won Dayton Indy Lights championship, winning six of 12 races driving for PacWest Lights team.
• Led series-high 228 laps.

1999

• Competed in first season of North American competition with Johansson Motorsports in Dayton Indy Lights series, winning at Chicago, where he led every lap from the pole.
• Finished fifth in championship and finished second in the Rookie of the Year standings, one point behind Jonny Kane.

Early Career
• Competed in Formula Vee, Formula Ford and Formula Holden in New Zealand and Australia.Won Australian-based Formula Holden championship for Formula 3000, New Zealand Formula Ford Class I championship, New Zealand Formula Ford Class II championship and New Zealand Formula Vee championship (age 13).

Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon


Scott Dixon


Date of birth: July 22 1980
Residence: Indianapolis, IN
Nationality: New Zealand
No.: 9
First race: Monterrey (Mexico), 2001
Season: 15
Team: Ganassi Racing
Website: www.scottdixon.com