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Ganassi aces content with recovery drives in Detroit

Scott Dixon, Alex Palou and Marcus Ericsson all expressed relief at a “good points day” as they remained firmly in the championship hunt.

Indy 500 dominator Dixon “just messed up” in pit speeding incident Indy 500
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Indy 500 dominator Dixon “just messed up” in pit speeding incident

Scott Dixon has shouldered the blame for the pit speeding incident that cost him a shot at a second Indy 500 win.

Ganassi: “I’d be surprised if anybody is more confident than us”

Chip Ganassi says he feels as good as a team owner can feel on the eve of the 106th Indy 500, in which all his cars appear to have a strong chance to win.

Dixon: Pole at the Indy 500 is a privilege but is only “step one” Indy 500
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Dixon: Pole at the Indy 500 is a privilege but is only “step one”

Scott Dixon was thrilled to earn his fifth Indy 500 pole, and said for the Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda team it is “huge”, but said it’s just a step toward nailing a second win on Memorial Day Weekend.

Indy 500: Dixon wins brilliant fifth pole at 234mph average Indy 500
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Indy 500: Dixon wins brilliant fifth pole at 234mph average

Scott Dixon has become a five-time pole-winner at the Indianapolis 500, with the second fastest qualifying run ever seen at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the fastest ever run to pole.

Dixon happy to be at Indy after “pretty horrendous” start to season

Scott Dixon admits he’s relieved to be focusing on the Indianapolis 500 after a very difficult opening five races of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season.

Honda, Chevy satisfied by first track test of 2024 engines

The initial test of the 2024-spec IndyCar engines from Honda and Chevrolet has wrapped up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, with both manufacturers declaring it a success.

Dixon leads calls for next-gen IndyCar to lose weight

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has described the current breed of IndyCar as a “junior category car”, as its ever increasing weight militates against top speed and handling agility.

2021 IndyCar title is just the start for Ganassi's newest star Prime

2021 IndyCar title is just the start for Ganassi's newest star

Alex Palou has captured Chip Ganassi Racing's 14th IndyCar drivers' championship, and in truly stellar manner. David Malsher-Lopez explains what made the Palou-Ganassi combo so potent so soon.

Franchitti: Dixon is “perfect wingman” for Palou’s IndyCar title bid

Four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti believes Scott Dixon will be the “perfect wingman” as his teammate Alex Palou aims to seal a first title success in Long Beach this weekend.

Dixon: Nashville IndyCar event would benefit from changes, stiffer penalties Nashville
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Dixon: Nashville IndyCar event would benefit from changes, stiffer penalties

Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon believes that stronger penalties for driving transgressions and an increase in passing opportunities would benefit Nashville’s Music City Grand Prix IndyCar Series event in the future.

Herta predicts “craziest start of the year” at Nashville Nashville
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Herta predicts “craziest start of the year” at Nashville

Andretti Autosport-Honda’s Colton Herta believes the drop of the green flag for tomorrow’s inaugural Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville will pull the trigger on IndyCar’s “craziest start of the year.”

Ericsson, Palou content at Mid-Ohio, Dixon says more work needed

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda drivers Marcus Ericsson and Alex Palou were satisfied by second and third at Mid-Ohio, but teammate Scott Dixon said balance issues have left him worried.

O’Ward: How to beat Dixon to the championship is no mystery

Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist say there’s no magic to beating IndyCar’s “master of consistency” Scott Dixon across a championship season.

Dixon: “We haven’t seen a true picture” in Indy 500 practice

Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon says that practice days have only revealed so much and that no one truly knows the competitiveness of their cars, outside of their teams.

Dixon didn’t want to know trim level before “hairy” pole run

Scott Dixon has admitted he wasn’t sure how much downforce he had when he embarked on his four-lap run that won him pole for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Dixon thrilled by team, admits to nerves before qualifying Indy 500
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Dixon thrilled by team, admits to nerves before qualifying

Scott Dixon was thrilled to see Ganassi qualify all four cars for Sunday’s Fast Nine shootout for pole, but admitted he gets nervous before a four-lap run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

O’Ward’s rivals admit they were powerless to beat him Texas
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O’Ward’s rivals admit they were powerless to beat him

Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal and Scott Dixon were left wrong-footed by the pace and fuel mileage that Pato O’Ward’s Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet showed as he scored his first IndyCar win.

Dixon on verge of matching Mario Andretti’s win tally Texas
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Dixon on verge of matching Mario Andretti’s win tally

Scott Dixon’s latest Texas Motor Speedway win means he has scored at least one victory in 19 straight IndyCar seasons and it has brought him within one of Mario Andretti’s all-time win tally.

Dixon predicts "hell of a fight" with IndyCar teammate Palou Birmingham
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Dixon predicts "hell of a fight" with IndyCar teammate Palou

Six-time IndyCar title winner Scott Dixon has predicted "a hell of a fight" with new Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Alex Palou, following the Spanish driver's run to victory at Barber.

Jimmie Johnson “sensing” his IndyCar in final preseason test

IndyCar convert and NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson described his final preseason test, at Barber Motorsports Park, as a “great day”.

Dixon still evolving his style after six IndyCar titles

Scott Dixon says both he and Chip Ganassi Racing have tried to address shortcomings from 2020, but won’t truly know if their efforts were successful until the season starts.

How Dixon won his sixth IndyCar title, in his own words Prime

How Dixon won his sixth IndyCar title, in his own words

Chip Ganassi Racing’s newly crowned six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon takes us round by round through his remarkable season. David Malsher-Lopez listens.

Dixon says O’Ward is “one of the best guys on the track”

Newly crowned six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon said he was left highly impressed by Arrow McLaren SP’s Patricio O’Ward in the Mexican’s first full season in the series.

Stat attack – the final IndyCar driver standings for 2020

Scott Dixon won his sixth IndyCar championship ahead of Josef Newgarden who matched him on win count but fell short on points. Here’s how the final standings played out.

Dixon elated with sixth title, for Newgarden loss is bittersweet St. Pete
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Dixon elated with sixth title, for Newgarden loss is bittersweet

IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says he’ll be gunning for a seventh crown in 2021, as outgoing champ Josef Newgarden described his St. Pete race win and title loss as “bittersweet.”

Newgarden plans on aggression, Dixon aims to avoid trouble

IndyCar title contenders Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon will adopt different strategies for the championship finale after disappointing qualifying performances.

Dixon, Newgarden expect “unknowns” in championship showdown

Both two-time and defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden and five-time champion Scott Dixon head into the finale uncertain of how strong their cars are on a street course.

Dixon: 2020 IndyCar title would “mean the most”

Five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, who leads the 2020 championship with three rounds to go, says that each one becomes more significant.

Dixon: 50 Indy car wins milestone is huge, not just for me

Scott Dixon admitted that reaching a half-century of victories in Indy car racing, as he did today at World Wide Technology Raceway, was something that he wouldn’t have foreseen when he moved to the USA back in 1999.

Despite Indy gut-punch, Ganassi’s core strength will prevail Prime

Despite Indy gut-punch, Ganassi’s core strength will prevail

A few days after losing out on an Indy 500 triumph that seemed in the bag for most of the race, Chip Ganassi Racing has moved on and has refocused on the championship. David Malsher-Lopez catches the last glimmers of Indy reflection from Scott Dixon’s race engineer Michael Cannon.

Dixon “surprised” stewards didn’t red flag Indy 500 for late crash Indy 500
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Dixon “surprised” stewards didn’t red flag Indy 500 for late crash

Scott Dixon says he was “surprised” that IndyCar race officials didn’t red flag the 104th Indianapolis 500 following Spencer Pigot’s huge crash with five laps to go.

No conclusion yet on the aeroscreen’s effect on drafting at IMS

Neither today’s Indy 500 practice pacesetter James Hinchcliffe nor 2008 IMS winner Scott Dixon believe any firm verdict can yet be reached on how the aeroscreen will affect the racing at Indy – except that the leader of any given pack will remain a “sitting duck”.

Indy qualifying will be more difficult, may be fastest since 1996

Both five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon and Ben Bretzman, Team Penske race engineer for last year’s Indy 500 pole sitter and race winner Simon Pagenaud, believe the extra boost for Indy qualifying this year will more than compensate for additional drag caused by the aeroscreen.

Dixon: Indy GP favored Ganassi’s aggressive strategy

GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis winner Scott Dixon says the timing of the race’s only full-course caution meshed ideally with Chip Ganassi Racing’s “aggressive” race strategy.

Dixon rejoins WTR for Petit Le Mans, Sebring 12 Hours

Wayne Taylor Racing has announced that Scott Dixon, one of its winning drivers in this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, will return to the team for the final two rounds of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Dixon says Honda simulator work was key to “amazing car” at Texas

Scott Dixon credits the Chip Ganassi Racing team’s simulator work with Honda for his dominant performance at Texas Motor Speedway, that produced his 47th career win and fourth at TMS.

Dixon unhappy with stipulated tire stint length in Texas

Ahead of this weekend’s 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season-opener at Texas Motor Speedway, five-time champion Scott Dixon says he wishes the series hadn’t been so radical with the regulation of tire usage.

Dixon 'felt like a billy' on Bathurst debut

Scott Dixon says he's been thrilled by his first laps of the famous Mount Panorama circuit, despite admitting he 'felt like a billy' at times during today's practice sessions for the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Rolex 24: Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac wins again

Ryan Briscoe, Renger van der Zande, Scott Dixon and Kamui Kobayashi have scored the third Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona win for Wayne Taylor Racing’s Cadillac DPi-V.R in four years, while BMW won the GTLM class for a second straight year.

IndyCar 2020 hot topics: Will Ganassi engineering moves pay off?

The big IndyCar questions of 2020 include whether the mighty Chip Ganassi Racing has pulled a title-winning move by expanding to three cars and shuffling the engineering personnel.

Dixon to make Bathurst 12 Hour debut with Aston Martin

Five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will make his Bathurst 12 Hours debut next year with the R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad.

Briscoe, Dixon added to 2020 WTR IMSA lineup

Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon have been named as part of Wayne Taylor Racing's line-up for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Ford IMSA outcasts in the frame for WTR drives

Wayne Taylor Racing has revealed Ford outcasts Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook are contenders to join the team for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Newgarden: Aeroscreen felt “kind of normal” in first test

Josef Newgarden says he grew accustomed to IndyCar’s aeroscreen after just 30-40 laps of Richmond Raceway, as he and Scott Dixon began testing at the 0.75-mile oval which returns to the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020.

Power: After a day “you’d feel naked” without aeroscreen

Will Power says that after just a day of testing IndyCar’s new aeroscreen along with Scott Dixon, he’s so accustomed to the Red Bull Advanced Technologies-developed device that he would feel “naked” were it removed.

IndyCar aeroscreen makes on-track debut at IMS

Will Power and Scott Dixon have started testing the Red Bull Advanced Technologies-developed Aeroscreen at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Driver line-ups set for early IndyCar aeroscreen tests

The NTT IndyCar Series has selected drivers for the first three tests of the 2020 Red Bull Advanced Technologies aeroscreen.

Richmond expected to produce IndyCar race like Iowa’s

IndyCar president Jay Frye, Tony Kanaan, and Scott Dixon believe next year’s event at Richmond Raceway will feature the kind of racing witnessed at Iowa Speedway over the past couple of seasons, now that the series has the right downforce package to encourage passing.

Dixon, Power, Pagenaud defend Pocono after crashes

The top three finishers in Sunday's ABC Supply 500 hope that the NTT IndyCar Series continues to visit Pocono Raceway despite another shunt that saw a car in the fence on the opening lap for a second straight year.

Rosenqvist: Ganassi 'trusted me' not to take out Dixon

Felix Rosenqvist says his Chip Ganassi Racing team trusted him not to take out teammate Scott Dixon as the pair fought for victory in the closing stages of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

Dixon admits "bad choices" left him vulnerable to Rosenqvist

Scott Dixon admits that "bad choices" on tire strategy left him vulnerable to a late attack from Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Felix Rosenqvist in last weekend's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Dixon beats charging Rosenqvist, Newgarden spins

Scott Dixon on worn tires held off Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda teammate Felix Rosenqvist by less than a tenth of a second to score his sixth Mid-Ohio win, the 46th of his career, while a final lap spin for Josef Newgarden closed up the championship battle.

“Stellar” second place but Dixon puzzled by “bizarre” handling

Scott Dixon was left baffled by the behavior of his Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda over the course of two days at Iowa Speedway, but admits he was happy with his comeback from one lap down to finish second in the Iowa 300.

Dixon: Pagenaud had “ridiculous” speed advantage in Toronto

Scott Dixon is puzzled by the setup differences that left him struggling to gain ground on eventual winner Simon Pagenaud without the aid of traffic in yesterday’s Honda Indy Toronto.

IndyCar Aeroscreen won’t affect view, says Dixon after sim test

Scott Dixon says he’s impressed by the IndyCar Red Bull Advanced Technologies Aeroscreen, set to be introduced in 2020, and says drivers shouldn’t notice much difference beyond how they climb into and out of their cockpits.

Rosenqvist, Dixon relieved by Ganassi's “well-executed race”

Reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon and his rookie teammate Felix Rosenqvist were proud of their recovery drives to fifth and sixth after a problematic qualifying session and then a clash for Dixon on the opening lap that sent him to the back of the field.

Dixon: Aeroscreen is “maybe where Halo needs to go”

The NTT IndyCar Series' new Aeroscreen, developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies, “ticks a lot more boxes” than the Halo, according to Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who has been involved in the screen’s development.

Dixon: Win was “redemption” after feeling “a bit of an idiot”

Scott Dixon says his first victory of the season today in Detroit felt especially sweet after a self-inflicted retirement from Race 1 yesterday.

Dixon: We’ve got nothing to lose now, we’ll just go for wins

Scott Dixon says that the #9 Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda team has no other option but to just go for IndyCar race victories now that he has slipped 92 points off the championship lead in the opening race at Detroit.