Scott Dixon continued his methodical march into the NTT IndyCar series history books Saturday at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, where he opened the 2020 season with his third consecutive victory. The five-time series champion also opened a sizable lead in the IndyCar points standings as several competitors stumbled in the results of the REV Group Grand Prix No. 1 at Road America.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is tied for third all time in most wins to open an IndyCar season with Al Unser (1971) and Paul Tracy (2003). In Sunday’s second half (noon ET, NBC) of a race weekend doubleheader at the road course, Dixon will try to tie Sebastien Bourdais (2006) with his fourth victory to open the season.
Next up would be A.J. Foyt, who started the 1964 season with seven victories.
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With his 49th career victory, Dixon also ranks third all time, 18 behind Foyt’s IndyCar-record 67 victories. Dixon will catch second-ranked Mario Andretti with three more wins.
Dixon led the final 16 laps Saturday on the 4.014-mile layout, beating Will Power by 2.5386 seconds. Rooke Alex Palou finished a career-best third, ahead of Ryan-Hunter Reay and Colton Herta.
Here are the IndyCar Road America results and points standings:
After three of a scheduled 14 races, Dixon holds a 62-point lead on Simon Pagenaud (155-93) in the championship standings. The rest of the top 10: Colton Herta 88, Josef Newgarden 84, Graham Rahal 81, Ryan Hunter-Reay 73, Will Power 72, Pato O’Ward 66, Zach Veach 64, Marcus Ericsson 61.
Rinus VeeKay has a two-point in the rookie of year standings over Alex Palou (55-53), followed by Oliver Askew (42) and Dalton Kellett (19).
Here’s what the standings are through three races for: