Scott Dixon and the No. 9 PNC Bank team made history at the Music City Grand Prix today, as he registered his 53rd career win, breaking a tie with Mario Andretti for the 2nd-most in INDYCAR SERIES history (A.J. Foyt: 67).
“We knew the No. 9 PNC Bank was fast all weekend. Kudos to the team; we had a big crash there and took half the floor off the car. We had to take four turns of front wing off, so we had no grip. I think we did about 45 or 50 laps on that last set of tires. Nashville is awesome and that was such a wild day. These ones are a lot of fun because it’s such a team effort and for all that we achieved.”
Dixon is the first driver to take sole possession of second place on the all-time wins list since July 1, 1984, when Mario Andretti won his 37th INDYCAR SERIES race at the Meadowlands to break a tie with Al Unser Sr.
Dixon has now picked up 2 wins and 5 top-5 finishes in his past 6 races. With today’s victory, Dixon jumped into 2nd on the points leaderboard (444), just 6 points back of the leader. Dixon has registered 220 points in that time (since Mid-Ohio), the most among the field.
Dixon’s win marked the 4th-narrowest margin of victory on a street or road course in series history (0.1067 seconds).
Chip Ganassi Racing picked up their 2nd victory on the Streets of Nashville, now holding both all-time race wins in track history (Ericsson: 2021). CGR claimed their 122nd INDYCAR SERIES victory and their 243rd race win overall today.
Alex Palou and the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda led a charge through the Streets of Nashville and produced a podium finish in P3. Palou has now registered a podium finish in 13-of-30 (43%) of his NTT INDYCAR SERIES races with CGR.
Music City Grand Prix
Music City Grand Prix Results
P1 – Scott Dixon, No. 9 PNC Bank Honda
P3 – Alex Palou, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda
P14 – Marcus Ericsson, No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda
P18 – Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Carvana Honda
NTT INDYCAR SERIES
Points Standings After Nashville
1 – Will Power (450)
2 – Scott Dixon (444)
3 – Marcus Ericsson (438)
5 – Alex Palou (417)
21 – Jimmie Johnson (178)
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!