Magic Streak: IndyCar’s Scott Dixon Now ‘Winningest’ Active Driver, Takes Three Straight with Toronto Victory

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A week sure can do wonders.

Just ask Scott Dixon, who went from seventh in the standings and his first victory in more than a year – to dominating his third straight race and catapulting into IndyCar Championship contention…all in a matter of eight days.

Now trailing current standings leader, Helio Castroneves, by a mere 29 points, Oakley’s ‘Kiwi’ veteran not only smoked the field in Pocono and Toronto (doubleheader) – he now charged his way into the history books as the winningest active driver in the sport and the seventh all-time winningest driver overall.

But despite some serious fanfare from a truly magical stretch of racing, Scott’s remaining focused.

“We’re here for the points,” he said following his 32nd career triumph. “It’s been a hell of a swing over a seven-day period.”

It sure has.

Smashing into Toronto this past weekend with supreme confidence following his win at Pocono, Scott was in impeccable form – gapping the field by a massive 15 seconds by the time Lap 61 came around.

Combined with masterful pitstops and a screamingly efficient car, Oakley’s long-time racer was simply unstoppable through both outings.

What will happen after is uncertain – but one thing is for sure: This past week has seen a true reemergence from the two-time IndyCar Champion. And he’s hot on the tail of current leader Helio Castroneves – having passed the former second place holder, Ryan Hunter-Reay after his phenomenal weekend in Canada.

“Helio has had a pretty stress-free year as far as not being involved in accidents or having mechanicals,” Scott continued. “I think it’s still going to be a tough battle. I like the look of the tracks we have coming up. I think we are in the hunt.”

Keep your eye on IndyCar as Oakley’s own prepares for an epic fight for the top of the standings these next few weeks.

Author

Andrew De Lara

Date

July 15, 2013