Dixon Eyeing Rare Wire-to-Wire Championship Run

If Scott Dixon is successful in maintaining his championship lead in next week’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, he will do something rare by leading the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship from start to finish. The driver chasing Dixon for this title is Josef Newgarden, and he was the points leader after every race but one last year and that was coming out of the Indianapolis 500. Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud was the leader after that race after winning the 500. “That has been drilled into me now,” said Mike Hull, Dixon’s race strategist and the team’s managing director. I’m sure we will have mathematicians there telling us what is going on as the race progresses.”. In the title seasons of 2003 and 2008, Dixon won the opening race, but he had to come from behind to capture the other three titles (in 2013, ’15 and ’18).

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