Monday, March 24, 2014

Season Review: Scott Dixon

In a series of blogs that will be featured throughout the offseason, I review and talk about all 21 full-time drivers of the 2013 Indycar Season one at a time. I try to be as honest as I can in these reveiws, and I would like to hear your thoughts on what I say. Enjoy:

Scott Dixon
#9 Chip Ganassi Racing

1st in points scoring 577 points.

Best finish: 1st (x4 Pocono, Toronto Race 1+2, Houston Race 1)
Worst finish: 23rd (Indianapolis)

Best moment: Win at Pocono
Worst moment: Incident with Power at Sonoma

Grade: A+


Scott Dixon is the best driver in Indycar and maybe deserves to be in serious discussion as greatest driver in the past couple decades with names like Andretti, Unser, and Foyt. He is that good. Dixon once again proved his amazing abilities in 2013, winning four races and taking his third Indycar title. It was a decent first half of the season for Dixon, who had some good and bad moments. Once he hit Pocono, things got good for him. He won three straight races at Pocono and the both races at Toronto. With adversity handed to him in the form of a bogus penalty at Sonoma and being wrecked by Will Power at Baltimore, things seemed shot for Dixon. But with a great weekend at Houston and a terrible weekend for Helio, Dixon was in the perfect position to win the title. With a great race at Fontana, Dixon brought home the title, and with it, he continues to cement a legacy that will transend through Indycar for years to come. The scariest stat is not the 3 titles, the 33 wins, or the 85 podiums. It is the fact that he is only 33. He still has 8-10 years left to add to the legacy. We are being treated by greatness.


Scott Dixon - Sao Paulo Indy 300 - Day 2
A great season for a great driver (Photo: Robert Laberge / Getty Images)


Thanks for viewing this series!

-Matthew Hickey

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