Scott Dixon held most of the cards heading into the 2018 IndyCar season finale at Sonoma, and a combination of his trademark calm efficiency and a catastrophic error by main rival Alexander Rossi helped elevate the New Zealander to the rarified status of five-time champion. “It’s all about the people,” said Dixon, who finished the […]

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IndyCar championship leader Scott Dixon was pipped to pole position for the final race of the season at Sonoma by Ryan Hunter-Reay. The Andretti driver jumped Dixon right at the end of the session, denying the Chip Ganassi Racing man the chance to extend his points lead to 30 over Alexander Rossi. Dixon had been […]

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Takuma Sato scored the third IndyCar win of his career after a crazy race at Portland that saw Scott Dixon salvage fifth well ahead of Alexander Rossi despite dropping to the back of the field, and the Penske drivers’ title hopes effectively extinguished. A very scruffy start saw Will Power pull into the lead well […]

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New Zealand racing legend Kenny Smith was a surprise participant during last weekend’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Monterey. The diminutive Kiwi was there as part of the Formula 5000 celebration at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, which also coincides with celebrating his 60th year of racing. Formula 5000 Reunion gallery After wrangling a brutal 1975 […]

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Although Scott Dixon led 145 of the 248 laps Saturday night at Gateway, Will Power and Team Penske’s decision to go flat-out was the winning call, as the team brought the No. 12 Chevy in with 17 laps to go for a splash-and-go that beat a fuel-saving Alexander Rossi and Dixon and kept Power’s championship […]

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IndyCar opted to scrap qualifying and determine Saturday night’s starting grid based on entrant points after rain shortened opening practice for the Bommarito 500 and continued after the session ended. The first session was delayed by more than three hours and was interrupted by two lengthy cautions. “I’m sure some people won’t like [the decision […]

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Scott Dixon’s playbook for IndyCar success has contained four main ingredients. On the way to his four championships, the 38-year-old has used an uncanny ability to check out and disappear from the field on the way to countless uncontested victories. He’s been the living standard for saving fuel while making immense speed — to the […]

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Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi took a dominant win in the crash-delayed IndyCar race at Pocono, leading almost all of the 500-mile distance ahead of Penske’s Will Power. The event was halted for two hours by a violent crash that resulted in Robert Wickens being airlifted to hospital. It is Rossi’s second win a row and […]

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Bidding wars and race drivers are rarely used in the same sentence – especially when we’re talking IndyCar drivers. A handful make decent money, a few others do OK, and then there’s a group that takes a percentage from its sponsorship to stay alive. But because of the expense of operating an IndyCar along with […]

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Scott Dixon is staying with Chip Ganassi for 2019. RACER has learned the official announcement of the four-time IndyCar champion’s return for his 18th year with Ganassi will be made Monday morning and a teleconference is set for 2 p.m. ET. The 38-year-old Kiwi had been heavily pursued by Zak Brown and Michael Andretti for […]

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