Kanaan on pole for Michigan Indy 400

BROOKLYN, Mich., July 31 (UPI) -- Tony Kanaan took the pole for Sunday's Michigan Indy 400 at the Michigan International Speedway.

Indy drivers have final tune-up

INDIANAPOLIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Drivers in this Sunday's Indianapolis 500 took part in a final two-hour practice session Thursday to check the primary components of the cars.

Speeds down at first Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS, May 9 (UPI) -- The opening day of practice Sunday for the 88th Indianapolis 500 saw speeds rolled back under 220 miles per hour.

Wheldon wins Indy Japan 300

MOTEGI, Japan, April 17 (UPI) -- England's Dan Wheldon made Honda a winner on its home track Saturday, taking the Indy Japan 300 from the pole for his first Indy Racing League victory.

Kanaan wins second straight Indy 200

AVONDALE, Ariz., March 21 (UPI) -- Tony Kanaan again was the class of the field Sunday at the Indy Racing League Copper World Indy 200.

De Ferran captures IRL pole

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Gil de Ferran got a good start Friday night on his going-away present, winning the pole for Sunday's IRL Chevy 500.

Hornish wins IRL race with record speed

FONTANA, Calif., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Sam Hornish Jr. averaged 207.151 miles per hour Sunday to win the fastest closed course race in auto racing history at the IRL IndyCar Series Toyota 400.

Castroneves wins IRL pole for Toyota Indy

FONTANA, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- IRL points leader Helio Castroneves got a head start Saturday on protecting his lead in the standings by winning the pole for Sunday's Toyota Indy 400.

Hornish Jr. wins closest 1-2-3 finish

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Sam Hornish Jr., two-time defending IRL champion, won the closest 1-2-3 finish in IndyCar history Sunday.

Castroneves claims IRL race at Nazareth

NAZARETH, Pa., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves was able to get to the front on his first pit stop and stay there Sunday to win the IRL Firestone Indy 225 at Nazareth Speedway.

Hornish wins pole for Casino 500

SPARTA, Ky., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Two-time defending IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr. captured the pole position Saturday for Sunday's Belterra Casino Indy 500.

Castroneves on pole for IRL Indy 250

MADISON, Ill., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves of Brazil won his first pole since the Indianapolis 500 Saturday at the IRL Emerson Indy 250.

Barron wins IRL Firestone Indy 400

BROOKLYN, Mich., July 27 (UPI) -- Alex Barron made an aggressive move on the final lap and overtook Sam Hornish Jr. to win Sunday's IRL Firestone Indy 400.

Scheckter wins pole for Michigan IRL 400

BROOKLYN, Mich., July 26 (UPI) -- Tomas Scheckter was in the middle seat on the podium after winning the pole Saturday for Sunday's IRL Firestone Indy 400.

Gil de Ferran wins IRL race at Nashville

NASHVILLE, July 19 (UPI) -- Roger Penske allowed Gil de Ferran to run the final 69 laps without pitting to win Saturday night's IRL Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway.
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Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon watches the monitor after setting fastest time for the day on May 11, 2007 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dixon drives for the Target - Ganassi Racing Team. (UPI Photo/ Ed Locke)

Scott Ronald Dixon, MNZM (born 22 July 1980) is a New Zealand motor racer who became the most successful all-time driver in the Indy Racing League (IRL) championship in the United States when he won the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in August 2009. This took his total to 21 wins. Competing for Chip Ganassi Racing since joining IndyCar, Dixon has won the championship twice, 2003 and 2008, and he won the 92nd Indianapolis 500 in 2008 from pole position.

At Kentucky in August that year he equalled the record for six wins in a season. Known as a consistent race finisher, Dixon has twice in his IndyCar career set the record for finishing the highest number of consecutive races, 28, at Watkins Glen in 2005, and again at Mid-Ohio in 2007 He has been on the podium 48 times from the 90 races he has completed, and his ratio of wins to career starts is the best of alltime regular drivers in the IRL.

Among notable awards won by Dixon are the Jim Clark Trophy (1999, 2001, 2004) which perpetuates the name of the late Formula One world champion Jim Clark, and the Bruce McLaren Trophy (2003, 2008) which is awarded annually by the British Racing Drivers' Club. It perpetuates the name of the late Bruce McLaren , a fellow New Zealander, whose name lives on in the name of the McLaren Racing Team.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Scott Dixon."
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