Scott Dixon


Biography


The four-time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion (2003, 2008, 2013, 2015) and 2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner returns to Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) in 2017 for his 16th season.

2017 marks Dixon’s 16th year with CGRT – the longest tenure for a driver in team history (1990-Present).  Dixon holds the distinction of being the winningest active Indy car driver with 40 victories and is currently ranked fourth on the all-time Indy car win list.  In addition, he ranks third on the all-time list for most consecutive starts with 207 straight Indy car starts dating back to the 2004 race in Michigan.

2016 saw Dixon move into the sole owner of fourth place on the all-time INDYCAR win list with 40 wins passing Al Unser Sr., who had 39 wins. Both of Dixon’s 2016 wins came at tracks that were reintroduced to the Verizon IndyCar Series after a long hiatus (Phoenix, Watkins Glen). He finished sixth in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship and recorded 16 starts, two wins, two poles, five top-five finishes, 11 top-10 finishes, and led 268 laps. 

Along with a strong INDYCAR career, Dixon has also made a name for himself in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Along with his INDYCAR and NASCAR teammates, Tony Kanaan, Kyle Larson, and Jamie McMurray, Dixon was able to secure his second (2006) win at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2015. 

The New Zealand native has 270 Indy car starts, producing 40 wins, 27 poles, 131 top-five and 188 top-10 finishes (2001-Present).

About Scott Dixon


Team:
Birthday: July 22, 1980
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
Residence: Indianapolis, IN
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Primary Sponsor:
Car: No. 9 Honda
Crew Chief: Blair Julian
Website: www.scottdixon.com

Career Highlights


2016 Placed sixth in the IndyCar Series points with two wins and two poles

2015 IndyCar Series Champion with three wins and two poles; Won his second Rolex 24 At Daytona.

2014 Placed third in the IndyCar Series points with two wins

2013 IndyCar Series Champion with four wins and one pole

2012 Finished third in the IZOD IndyCar Series driver championship with two wins, most laps led (456)

2011 Finished third in the IZOD IndyCar Series driver championship with two wins and two poles

2010 Finished third in the IZOD IndyCar Series driver championship with three wins

2009 IndyCar Series Championship Runner Up with five wins and two poles

2008 IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 Winner - first New Zealander to win the Indianapolis 500. Tied a series record with six wins

2007 IndyCar Series Championship Runner Up with four wins and two poles

2006 Finished fourth in the IndyCar Series driver championship with two wins and one pole. Dixon was also the Rolex 24 at Daytona Champion with Dan Wheldon and Casey Mears

2005 Finished 13th in the IndyCar Series driver championship standings with one win

2004 Finished 10th in the IndyCar Series driver championship standings

2003 IndyCar Series Champion with three wins and five poles

2002 Moved to TCGR midseason and finished 13th in CART Series driver championship standings

2001 Dixon finished eighth in the CART Series driver championship standings with one win. He was also CART Rookie of the Year and became the youngest driver to win in any major open-wheel series at the time with a victory at Nazareth Speedway

2000 Indy Lights Champion with six wins in 12 races