Scott Dixon
Scott  Dixon
Chip Ganassi Racing
Scott Dixon
rank
03
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Jul 22, 1980
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Website scottdixon.com
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Hometown
Auckland, New Zealand
Residence
Indianapolis

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

“There’s two things that we set goals for, and that’s to win the championship and win the Indianapolis 500. I hope that’s true.”

ON TRACK

  • Four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion (2003, 2008, 2013, 2015).
  • 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner.
  • Most wins of any active Verizon IndyCar Series driver (40), fourth all time.
  • In his 16th season driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, the longest tenure in team history.

OFF TRACK

  • Born in Australia but is a citizen of New Zealand.
  • Known for love of his wife, Emma, a former Welsh and British 800-meter track champion, and his daughters, Poppy and Tilly
  • Appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2012 and was New Zealand’s Sportsman of the Year in 2008 and 2013.
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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 1 10 16 131 15
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 2 2 5 11 268 12
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 3 2 7 12 306 15
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 2 1 11 12 97 16
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 4 2 10 12 239 17
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 2 1 8 9 456 12
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 2 2 12 13 190 17
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 3 0 9 15 273 15
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 5 2 12 14 815 16
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 6 7 14 14 899 16
2007 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 4 2 13 16 291 15
2006 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 2 1 9 12 215 14
2005 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 0 1 5 25 10
2004 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 0 2 10 3 12
2003 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 3 5 9 11 748 11
2002 CART 19 0 0 3 12 0 12
2001 CART 20 1 0 6 10 74 15
Total 287 41 28 141 204 5030 240

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, two cars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, two factory Ford GT’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and two factory Ford GT’s in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Overall his teams have 18 championships and more than 185 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, seven Rolex 24 At Daytonas, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Team Website chipganassiracing.com/
First Start
March 11, 2001 (Monterrey, Mexico)
First Win
May 6, 2001 (Nazareth)
First Pole
April 13, 2003 (Twin Ring Motegi)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2016
    • Finished sixth in Verizon IndyCar Series point standings for Chip Ganassi Racing with wins at Phoenix and Watkins Glen.
    • Extended streak of consecutive seasons with at least one win to 12, setting an Indy car record.
    • Won poles at Toronto and Watkins Glen.
  • 2015
    • Won the Verizon IndyCar Series championship for Chip Ganassi Racing, winning the title over Juan Pablo Montoya on a tiebreaker by virtue of his three wins (Long Beach, Texas and Sonoma)
    • Won two poles, including the Indianapolis 500
  • 2014
    • Finished third in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, winning two races (Mid-Ohio, Sonoma) and finishing in the top five in 11 events.
    • Charged from last starting position (22nd) to win at Mid-Ohio.
    • Led only the final three laps in winning at Sonoma.
  • 2013
    • Won series championship for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, becoming 11th driver to win at least three Indy car titles.
    • Recorded four race victories (Pocono, Toronto-1, Toronto-2 and Houston-1) and two poles (Toronto-2 and Baltimore)
    • Became first driver to win the SONAS Perfect Finish Award for sweeping a doubleheader event (Toronto).
    • Had series-best 10 top-five finishes.
  • 2012
    • Finished third in the standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing for the third straight season
    • Won from pole and led every lap at Belle Isle.
    • Won for second straight year at Mid-Ohio.
    • Recorded eight top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
    • Led all drivers in laps led with 456.
  • 2011
    • Finished third in IndyCar Series standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
    • Recorded victories from the pole at Mid-Ohio and Motegi. Is only driver to win on both oval and road course at Twin Ring Motegi.
    • Won A.J. Foyt Oval Trophy for scoring most points in oval races.
    • Was one of three drivers who was running at the finish in all 17 races.
  • 2010
    • Finished third in the point standings with wins at Kansas, Edmonton and Homestead.
    • Recorded nine top-five finishes and 15 top-10 finishes.
    • Scored five total podiums.
  • 2009
    • Finished second in point standings with wins at Kansas, Milwaukee, Richmond, Mid-Ohio and Motegi.
    • Recorded five victories, 10 podium finishes, and one pole start.
    • Led 815 laps during season, more than any other driver.
    • Completed 2,766 of a possible 2,788 laps, more than any other driver.
  • 2008
    • Claimed season championship for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
    • Won six races (Homestead, Indianapolis, Texas, Nashville, Edmonton and Kentucky) and six poles (Homestead, Kansas, Indianapolis, Texas, Kentucky and Belle Isle).
    • Recorded 14 top-five finishes and 14 top-10 finishes.
  • 2007
    • Finished second in point standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with wins at Watkins Glen, Nashville, Mid-Ohio and Sonoma.
    • Won three consecutive races (Watkins Glen, Nashville and Mid-Ohio).
    • Recorded a series-best 13 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes, and led a series-best 13 of 17 races.
    • Finished first or second in 10 of the 17 races.
  • 2006
    • Finished fourth in point standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with victories at Watkins Glen and Nashville.
    • Won nine top-five finishes and 12 top-10 finishes.
    • Was only driver to be running at the finish in all 14 events.
  • 2005
    • Finished 13th in season point standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with victory at Watkins Glen.
    • Recorded five top-10 finishes.
  • 2004
    • Finished 10th in season point standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with best finish of second at Phoenix.
    • Earned two top-five finishes and 10 top-10 finishes in 15 starts.
  • 2003
    • Clinched first series championship for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with three wins (Homestead, Pikes Peak and Richmond).
    • Earned five pole positions (Motegi, Richmond, Kansas, Nashville, Nazareth).
    • Led all 206 laps of the rain-shortened event Richmond.
  • 2002
    • Finished 13th in CART point standings, splitting season between PacWest Racing and Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
    • Began three top-five and 12 top-10 finishes, including a second place at Denver.
    • Announced Oct. 23 he would compete for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in 2003.
  • 2001
    • Won CART Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year Award and finished eighth in CART point standings with victory at Nazareth.
    • Scored six top-five finishes and completed a series-high 2,521 of a possible 2,610 laps.
    • Was 20 years, 9 months, 14 days old at time of Nazareth win, at the time the second youngest to win a race in Indy car history.

Scott's Road To Indy

  • 2017
    • Competed in Rolex 24 at Daytona for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 14th time.
  • 2016
    • Competed in Rolex 24 At Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans for Chip Ganassi Racing.
    • Competed in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurances races at Sebring and Petit Le Mans.
  • 2015
    • Competed in Tudor United Sports Car Championship endurance races at Sebring and Road Atlanta for Chip Ganassi Racing alongside Scott Pruett and Joey Hand.
    • Won the Rolex 24 At Daytona for Chip Ganassi Racing along with Chip Ganassi Racing Teammates Tony Kanaan, Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson.
  • 2010
    • Competed with co-driver Rick Kelly in V8 SuperCars event at Surfers Paradise for Kelly Racing.
  • 2009
    • Co-drove prototype in two American Le Mans Series races for de Ferran Motorsports.
  • 2008
    • Finished eighth at Petit Le Mans co-driving a P2 car for De Ferran Motorsports.
  • 2006
    • Won the Rolex 24 At Daytona with Dan Wheldon and Casey Mears as teammates in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
  • 2004
    • Earned two Formula 1 tests with Williams-BMW team.
  • 2000
    • Captured Indy Lights championship, winning six of 12 races driving for PacWest Lights team.
    • Led series-high 228 laps.
  • 1999
    • Competed in first season of North American competition with Johansson Motorsports in Indy Lights, winning at Chicago, where he led every lap from the pole.
    • Finished fifth in championship and finished second in the Rookie of the Year standings.
    • Competed at Petit Le Mans driving for Doran Enterprises/Jim Matthews Racing.
  • Early Career
    • Competed in Formula Vee, Formula Ford and Formula Holden in New Zealand and Australia.
    • Won Australian Formula Holden championship for Formula 3000, New Zealand Formula Ford Class I championship, New Zealand Formula Ford Class II championship and New Zealand Formula Vee championship (age 13).