Scott Dixon


Biography


The three-time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion (2003, 2008, 2013) and 2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner returns to Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) in 2015 for his 14th season.

After a move to Chevrolet engines in the 2014 season, Dixon secured a win for TCGR at Mid-Ohio and followed up with his second win of the season a few weeks later at Sonoma Raceway. The New Zealander’s win at Sonoma marked his 35th win in Indy car racing, moving him into a tie for fifth with Bobby Unser on the all-time wins list.  Dixon finished third in the Verizon IndyCar Series points race, making him the only driver to finish in the top three dating back to the 2006 season.

2015 marks Dixon’s 14th year with TCGR – the longest tenure for a driver in team history (1990-Present).  Dixon holds the distinction of being the winningest active Indy car driver with 35 victories.  In addition, he ranks seventh on the all-time list for most consecutive starts with 175 straight Indy car starts dating back to the 2004 race in Michigan.

Along with a strong INDYCAR career, Dixon has also made a name for himself in the TUDOR United 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 238 Indy car starts, producing 35 wins, 22 poles, 119 top-five and 165 top-10 finishes (2001-Present).

The Partnership


About Scott Dixon


Team: Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Birthday: July 22, 1980
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
Residence: Indianapolis, IN
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Primary Sponsor: Target
Car: No. 8 Chevrolet
Crew Chief: Blair Julian
Website: www.scottdixon.com

Career Highlights


2015 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