Kiwi Dixon Captures Third Straight IndyCar Race To Start Season
Muhammad Rameez 23 days ago Sun 12th July 2020 | 08:30 AM
Los Angeles, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Jul, 2020 ) :Scott Dixon became the first IndyCar driver since 2006 to open the season with three straight wins on Saturday by capturing the first race of a weekend doubleheader at Road America.
The Kiwi took the checkered flag by beating Will Power by 2.538 seconds in the first race of the season that allowed fans to attend.
"We're in the business of winning so we've got to win," Dixon said. "It's so cool to be back at a track with fans, and there's tons of them here today." Alex Palou finished third while Ryan Hunter-Reay and Colton Herta rounded out the top five at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
A.J. Foyt (1964) and Al Unser (1971) are the only other drivers to open an IndyCar season with at least three consecutive wins.
Foyt won the first seven races of the 1964 season.
Rescheduling has also created three two-race weekends, the first at Road America -- where a limited number of spectators were allowed -- and the second next week in Iowa.
Dixon, who has the most consecutive starts among active IndyCar drivers with 261, has 49 career series victories, three shy of Mario Andretti for second on the all-time list.