Richmond: Chip Ganassi Racing race report

Dixon and Wheldon Third and Fourth in Caution-filled Richmond RICHMOND, Va. (June 29, 2008)-Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon started fourth and sixth and survived 102 caution laps to finish third and fourth, respectively...

Dixon and Wheldon Third and Fourth in Caution-filled Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (June 29, 2008)-Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon started fourth and sixth and survived 102 caution laps to finish third and fourth, respectively in the 300-lap SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond.

Dixon's podium finish for the No.9 team was the seventh consecutive top-five finish and eighth top-five finish of the season. Wheldon had a strong run but an electrical gremlin shut down the No.10 Target car on the final lap as he coasted to the finish line.

Dixon managed to get around Wheldon on the final lap as a result to finish third. Wheldon ran all 300 laps of the event and continues to be the only driver in the series to complete every lap of the season.

With the result, Dixon remains the IndyCar Series championship leader (351 to 308) over Castroneves, with Wheldon nine points back of Castroneves in third. Up next for the Target team is Watkins Glen International Sunday, July 6th (3:30 p.m. EDT, ABC) where Dixon is the three-time defending winner of the event.

Scott Dixon: "It was a tough night. We had a very good car. Once again it was very tough to pass here. Even when the tires got old it was very hard to get close to people. If we were out front, I think we had a car to win. Kanaan definitely looked pretty strong tonight but I think the Target car still had a chance."

Dan Wheldon: "I was trying to be aggressive while trying to finish the race and it was difficult behind the other cars. We knew there would be more than a few wrecks tonight, and that proved to be the case. The car shut off on the last lap for some reason and that's not what we need when we're trying to close the point gap."

-credit: cgr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Dan Wheldon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing