WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – It’s safe to say Scott Dixon is happy the Verizon IndyCar Series is back at Watkins Glen International.
The No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet driver capped off a perfect weekend, leading 50 of 60 laps in today’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen presented by Hitachi to collect his fourth win on the 3.37-mile permanent road course. Stretching his final tank of ethanol over the final 19 laps, Dixon cruised across the finish line 16.5308 seconds ahead of Josef Newgarden.
Meanwhile, the battle for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship was whittled to two drivers. Leader Simon Pagenaud finished seventh in the race and takes a 43-point lead over Team Penske teammate Will Power into the double-points finale, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sept. 18.
Power crashed out in 20th place after making contact with Charlie Kimball on Lap 39. Power, who missed the season opener with an inner-ear infection, was checked and released from the infield care center but not cleared to drive pending further evaluation of concussion-like symptoms.
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