Long Beach, Calif- It took Scott Dixon eight tries before he finally reached victory lane in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. In his first eight tries, he had just one top 10 finish at the 1.968-mile street circuit.
But, since, he has finishes of first and second respectively.
Now, this weekend, he’s strong again and looking well on his way to his third straight podium on the scenic street course.
Dixon, was quickest in the opening practice session of the weekend on Friday morning, then backed that up with being eighth on the speed charts later on in the day.
In practice this morning, Dixon was fastest again. That obviously made him a threat to win the pole for Sunday’s race in qualifying this afternoon. Instead, he missed out on the the pole by just 0.1869-seconds qualifying his No. 9 Honda second on the grid. It’s his second straight outside the front row starting spot this season, as the Chip Ganassi Racing driver was quickest in two of the three practice sessions at St. Pete and qualified second there too.
This weekend, it’s going the exact same way.
Can he win at Long Beach instead?
Right now, it appears like he definitely can do so.