Honda Indy Toronto - Race Report
Results (with starting pos.) for the Honda Indy Toronto Race 1
1. (1) No. 11 Bourdais, Chevrolet
2. (2) No. 3 Castroneves, Chevrolet
3. (5) No. 10 Target Chevrolet (Kanaan)
5. (9) No. 9 Target Chevrolet (Dixon)
Results (with starting pos.) for the Honda Indy Toronto Race 2
1. (11) No. 20 Conway, Chevrolet
2. (9) No. 10 Target Chevrolet (Kanaan)
3. (2) No. 12 Power, Chevrolet
7. (7) No. 9 Target Chevrolet (Dixon)
Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) driver Tony Kanaan finished third and second, while Scott Dixon finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 and Race 2 on the Streets of Toronto for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Dixon started the first race in ninth place and had moved up to seventh on the start prior to an accident and a red flag. He was able to move up to fifth position after a caution on lap 16 of 65, where he stayed until he entered the pits on lap 34. After he exited the pits in seventh, he gained two spots by lap 40 to claim fifth. Dixon was able to maintain fifth for the remainder of the race.
Dixon began the second race of the day in seventh place. By lap six of 56, he had moved up to sixth place. He entered the pits on lap 15 and exited in seventh after he switched to rain tires. Dixon moved up to third by lap 23. He entered the pits on lap 45 to fill up on fuel and switch back to alternate tires and exited in 10th place. On lap 51, he was able to find his way through a pileup involving several cars to maintain 10th position. On lap 52 the field was stopped for a red flag, and after the restart Dixon was able to move up into seventh place and claimed his fourth consecutive top-10 finish.
With the results, Dixon is sixth in the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings with 387 points.
Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chevrolet – Race 1: “It wasn’t too bad of a race for the Target team. We gained a few spots there at the beginning but the car was very loose and we tried to make a change to help it on the one stop that we had. I don’t think we were aggressive enough on the change but it was ok for the first five or 10 laps and then we struggled with the rear tires. Overall third and fifth isn’t bad for Team Target.”
Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chevrolet – Race 2: "It wasn't the result we had hoped for but we were in a good position most of the day. The Target cars were fast and we were running three-four there behind the Penske cars and it was shaping up to be a showdown. We got caught up in the wreck at the end which dropped us back, but we kept the car running so it could have been much worse I guess."
Up next for Target Chip Ganassi Racing is the Honda Indy at Mid-Ohio on Sunday, August 3 (3:00 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network).