#9 Scott Dixon’s Team Wins the Pit Stop Competition

May 23, 2014
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#9 Scott Dixon's Team After Winning the 2014 Pit Stop Challenge

#9 Scott Dixon’s Team After Winning the 2014 Pit Stop Challenge

It’s been a pretty good run for Scott Dixon, and his team, so far this season. They’re currently ranked 5th in the points standings, and even though they haven’t won a race yet, they can file a “W” under the Month of May by winning today’s Pit Stop Challenge. Always one of the favorite events of Carb Day at IMS, it was even more exhilarating with a close finish between Dixon and rookie Sage Karam.

When asked how many pit stops they plan on making during the 500 miles, Scott Dixon said, “You plan definitely on 7, 8, 9 I think depending on how strategy plays out.”

According to Dixon’s Chief, “not a huge amount of practice throughout the season [goes into pit stops.] Mainly just on race weekends we try to get a few in during the sessions unless we’re having big problems.”

As for how practice went today, Dixon and fellow team member Tony Kanaan had  the top two fastest laps around the oval.

Dixon said the speed in his car is decent and that, “The consistency of the 9 car felt great and we’ve got a great shot at trying to win this race.” He also stated that he’s not sure why everyone is surprised that he and TK came out with the fastest cars today. He brought up the fact that they’ve been pretty consistent every day with their cars, all but the first day of qualifying.

 

Today’s Fastest Practice Lap Results:

1. Tony Kanaan
2. Scott Dixon
3. Townsend Bell
4. Helio Castroneves
5. Mikhail Aleshin
6. Ryan, Hunter-Reay
7. Marco Andretti
8. Alex Tagliani
9. Juan Pablo Montoya
10. Josef Newgarden
11. Will Power
12. James Hinchcliffe
13. Ed Carpenter
14. Buddy Lazier
15. Kurt Busch
16. Ryan Briscoe
17. JR Hildebrand
18. Simon Pagenaud
19. Jack Hawksworth
20. Justin Wilson
21. Carlos Huertas
22. James Davison
23. Takuma Sato
24. Oriol Servia
25. Pippa Mann
26. Charlie Kimball
27. Sebastien Bourdais
28. Carlos Munoz
29. Martin Plowman
30. Jaques Villeneuve
31. Graham Rahal
32. Sage Karam
33. Sebastian Saavedra

Dixon and his pit team gather to watch a bit of Stadium Super Trucks race.

Dixon and his pit team gather to watch a bit of Stadium Super Trucks race.

 

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