June Is The Month Of Scott Dixon As He Backs Up Belle Isle Victory With Texas Win

FORT WORTH, TX – Scott Dixon is the hottest driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series right now. Heading into the month of June, Dixon had yet to lead a lap in 2018. Despite that, he was coming off of a Month of May at Indy where he finished second in the INDYCAR Grand Prix and third in the Indianapolis 500. The four races prior, he had three top six finishes in four tries.

Still, the driver that led 5,031 laps in this career prior to this season had yet to lead one single lap.

Then June happened. 

Dixon, led 39 laps in the first race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix weekend en route to his 42nd career INDYCAR victory. That tied him with Michael Andretti for third all-time. He finished fourth in the second race last Sunday.

On Saturday night in Texas, Dixon led 119 more laps with reaching victory lane for the second time in seven days. He benefitted from a rough night for the Chevrolet/Team Penske camps and cruised to his 43rd career win moving into third place by himself on the all-time wins list. Three of those wins have come at the Texas Motor Speedway.

He also has 100 career podiums now too moving into another third place tie with Andretti in. This was also his 147th top five finish, two shy of AJ Foyt for second ever.

That’s dominance.

He went from seventh in the points standings leaving Barber to a 23 point lead leaving Texas. He’s led 138 laps with two wins and a fourth place finish in three races in June.

There’s one more race this month and it’s at Road America. Dixon is the defending race winner there too.

Simon Pagenaud brought his No. 22 Chevrolet home runner-up for his first podium finish of 2018. That’s not surprising though as he now has four top four finishes in his last five Texas starts. He led 26 laps.

Alexander Rossi passed 52 cars and finished third in his No. 27 Honda. He has finished third, fourth and third respectively on the three oval tracks this season and trails Dixon by those 23 points heading to Road America in two weeks.

James Hinchcliffe passed 46 cars to finish fourth while Ryan Hunter-Reay rounded out the top five for his fourth straight top five finish.

DXC Technology 600 Results

  1.  9 Dixon
  2. 22 Pagenaud
  3. 27 Rossi
  4.  5 Hinchcliffe
  5. 28 Hunter-Reay
  6. 15 Rahal
  7. 30 Sato
  8. 18 Bourdais
  9. 10 Jones
  10. 23 Kimball -1
  11. 21 Pigot -1
  12. 59 Chilton -1
  13.  1 Newgarden -4
  14. 98 Andretti -4
  15. 88 Chaves -8
  16. 26 Veach R -10
  17. 19 Claman DeMelo R OUT
  18. 12 Power OUT
  19.  6 Wickens R OUT
  20. 20 Carpenter OUT
  21. 14 Kanaan OUT
  22.  4 Leist R OUT

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