ABC Supply 500 Post-Report
Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) driver Scott Dixon finished ninth in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, earning his 11th top-10 finish of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
After starting 11th Dixon advanced to the eighth position by Lap 15 of the 200-lap race. He pitted from the sixth position on Lap 30 for fuel, tires and a rear wing adjustment as the first yellow flag of the day fell. Dixon restarted in the fourth position on Lap 37 before the caution came out later that lap. He fell to the sixth position before pitting on Lap 66. The caution came out again on Lap 85 and Dixon pitted under caution for four tires and fuel, restarting in the 10th position. He was in the sixth position when the caution flew on Lap 94 and fell to the ninth position by Lap 102 when the yellow flag was displayed again. After restarting in the ninth position on lap 103, Dixon had advanced to the sixth position before pitting under caution on Lap 110. Dixon cycled out to ninth for the restart on Lap 115. The caution flew again on Lap 132 and the No. 9 team made a pit stop for four tires and fuel, lining up for the Lap 139 restart in the ninth position. The yellow flag was quickly displayed again on Lap 139 for a car in the wall and the field went green on Lap 149.
The ninth caution of the day flew on Lap 163 for an animal on track and Dixon pitted on Lap 165 for four tires and fuel. The field restarted on Lap 167 before the caution was displayed later that same lap. The No. 9 came down pit road to top off on fuel and would take the green flag in the 14th position. By time the caution flew on Lap 179, Dixon had again advanced into the ninth position. The field restarted with seven laps to go and would race for three laps before the final caution of the day flew on Lap 196, with Dixon running in the ninth position.
With the results, Dixon holds the third position in the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings with 453 markers, 47 points behind the points leader Juan Pablo Montoya.
Notes of Interest
· The race concluded under a yellow flag after the final caution was thrown
Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chevrolet: “We made a lot of adjustments to the Target car throughout the race and we were really just working with the track changes every time we came in. I was hanging back a bit to save some fuel so we could move up a bit later. It just never really materialized with the way the yellows fell and with that final yellow ending the race with no chance for a restart.”