After a week off, the Verizon IndyCar Series is back in action for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). When the green flag drops for Sunday’s race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it will be landmark starts for two of their drivers. For both Scott Dixon and Will Power, they’ll be making historic starts.
Dixon, will be making his 300th career INDYCAR start with Power his 200th. To put that into perspective, only Mario Andretti (407), AJ Foyt (369), Tony Kanaan (355), Helio Castroneves (344), Al Unser Jr. (329), Al Unser Sr. (320), Michael Andretti (317) and Johnny Rutherford (315) have more than Dixon. In terms of Power’s 200th start, he’ll become just the 23rd driver ever to reach that many. Just Kanaan, Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti are the only other active drivers to have that many races under the belt.
But, in terms of how good Dixon and Power have been, take a look at these numbers.
Dixon, has been running at the finish of 84-percent of his races. He’s taken the checkered flag in 252 of his 299 starts. He’s also had 102 podiums, or 34-percent of his races ending with a trophy. Also, his 214 top 10’s mean he’s finished in the top 10 in 72-percent of the time. That’s incredible.
Power, has had incredible numbers too.
He’s had a top 10 finish in 64-percent of his races He’s had a podium in 33-percent of his starts. He’s been running at the finish in 82-percent of his starts too. He’s won a pole in 26-percent of his attempts.
Where Power has 10 less wins than Dixon, him making 100 fewer starts mean his win percentage is actually higher. Power, wins 17-percent of his races while Dixon is 15-percent. Still, remarkable numbers.