There has always been alot of talk about how Scott Dixon is the king of the Mid-Ohio sports car course. I mean yeah I realized Dixon had won there multiple times but that was before I realized he has only made thirteen starts, two back when he ran in CART for PacWest Racing, and eleven in IndyCar from when the series made their debute in 2007. Dixon won that race in 2007 along with wins in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
In 2014 there was a huge pile up on the first lap, while Dixon tried to avoid getting caught up he got shuffled all the way to dead last. He would be counted out somewhat but if there is one thing IndyCar fans know, it is NEVER count out Dixon no matter what the scenario. He came through the field and was able to stay in the lead at the end from fuel strategy and take the cake. The start of Scott's 2018 season has been some what reminiscent.
Scott would collect top ten finshes in all but one race by the time the Indianapolis 500 would roll around, but no wins. And for the guy that has the most wins out of any active IndyCar driver and at the time was fourth (now third) on the all time win list behind AJ Foyt, Mario and Michael Andretti, along with only collecting one win the previous season at Road America, certainley raised some eyebrows.
But after the Indianapolis 500, Dixons season turned around. A win in Detroit six days later followed by a win on the high banks of Texas and a win on the streets of Toronto, along with point leader Josef Newgarden having trouble while leading, Scott was able to get a point lead of Sixty Two over Newgarden in second place.
Sixty two points ahead of second place and heading to a place where he has won five tmes sure does look good for Scott Dixons fifth series championship. But do not count out Josef Newgarden either, he has three wins this year himself and considered by alot to have the smartest man in the pits on his box.
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