Dixon wins third straight IndyCar race in 2020

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Scott Dixon is now 3-for-3 to begin the NTT IndyCar Series 2020 season. Dixon won the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race 1 on Saturday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Dixon also won at the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit last Saturday on the Fourth of July at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He also won the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

Scott Dixon is joined on the podium by Will Power and Alex Palou at the REV Group Grand Prix Race 1
Scott Dixon is joined on the podium by Will Power and Alex Palou at the REV Group Grand Prix Race 1

“Wow, what a race and what a team effort by the PNC Bank No. 9 team,” Dixon said. “Honda, I can’t thank them enough. I’m so proud to be powered by Honda and HPD, and they do an amazing job on this program. And the fans … man, it was great to see you all out there. I can’t say thank you enough. Winning the first three races is the best start you could hope for, and obviously we want to do everything we can to keep that momentum rolling into Race 2 tomorrow.”

The Auckland, New Zealand native — who resides in Indianapolis, Indiana native — will attempt to win his fourth straight race on Sunday. Dixon at the rest of the IndyCar Series will compete in the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race 2.

With this win, Dixon now has 49 career wins. In his next win, it’ll get his 50th career win whenever that may be.

Since 2010, this is just the fifth-time that Dixon has recorded at least three wins in a season. Besides this season, he also accomplished this in 2018, 2015, 2013, and 2010.

Will Power finished second, while Alex Palou finished third.

“It’s amazing,” Palou said. “It feels so good! That was an awesome race for us. It was my first time here at Road America and having practice, qualifying and the race all in the same day isn’t easy. It was tough starting 14th , but we were lucky today because we had a really strong car. I could overtake some of the guys at the start and then we just had a really good pace, good enough to be overtaking when we had clean air. The crew did well on the pit stops, and the last one was amazing, as we got ahead of quite a few guys and we were P4 after that last stop.

“After the restart, I could easily follow Ryan (Hunter-Reay) and Will (Power), and I was able to overtake Ryan twice to get into third. It was a really nice race for us. I hope we can repeat our performance tomorrow and hopefully do even better.”

Josef Newgarden led a race-high 25 laps. Dixon, Power, Graham Rahal, and Marcus Ericsson led multiple laps.

Three drivers were not able to finish the race. These drivers included Conor Daly, Marco Andretti, and Jack Harvey.

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