Wisconsin 250 Race Report
Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) driver Scott Dixon finished seventh in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile in Round 12 of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Dixon began the race in the 10th position and would pit from the ninth position on Lap 52 of the 250 lap race, cycling out to the second position. He would make his second green-flag pit stop of the day on Lap 101 for four tires and fuel, cycling out to the lead. Dixon brought the No. 9 to pit road under the first caution of the day on Lap 118 and would restart in the sixth position behind several cars that did not pit.
The caution flew again on Lap 132 just two laps after the restart. The field took the green on Lap 141 and Dixon had improved to fourth by Lap 142. He made his fourth pit stop of the race on Lap 189 for four tires and fuel, cycling out to the eighth position. By the time the caution flew on Lap 222 Dixon had worked his way into the sixth position. The final green flag run began with 19 laps to go in the race and Dixon would battle loose conditions to finish seventh.
With the results, Dixon moves up to second position in the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings with 385 markers, 54 points behind the points leader Juan Pablo Montoya.
Notes of Interest
· The race marked Dixon’s 250th career Indy car start, which over his 15 seasons is 14th on the all-time list.
· The race marked the second time this season that all four CGRT cars started in the top 10 (Texas).
Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chevrolet:
“We had a tough day with the Cottonelle car. We went off sequence and led for a while and the race kind of came to us later on with the way the yellows fell. In the end we shuffled back a bit and lost some valuable points which is tough to swallow with just four races to go. We’ll keep fighting though and be ready to make up ground in Iowa next weekend.”