Dixon, Franchitti robbed at gunpoint at Taco Bell

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Dixon, Franchitti robbed at gunpoint at Taco Bell
David Malsher
By: David Malsher
May 22, 2017, 3:09 PM

Around four hours after winning pole position for the 101st Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon, along with three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti, was robbed at gunpoint.

Fox59 reported that the incident occurred at 10pm while the Chip Ganassi Racing superstars sat in the drive-thru lane at a Taco Bell restaurant on West 16th Street, just half a mile from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A Ganassi team spokesperson confirmed to NBC Sports that the incident occurred, but that neither driver would be commenting. Fox reported that Dixon’s wife Emma Davies-Dixon was also present.

However, Dixon's teammate Tony Kanaan said: "I was supposed to be with them as well. 

"I'm from Brazil so I guess I'm a little more accustomed to that stuff! But I didn't think that was gonna happen here. Obviously I'm glad they're OK. 

"We were in the bus lot [where the drivers park their motorhomes at the Speedway] and I decided that we need to grab dinner, and Dixon was gonna buy dinner – for obvious reasons.

"So we sent him out to get drive-thru and while they were ordering with the windows down, two guys approached them and put a gun to Dixon's head and asked him for his wallet and his phone. But he didn't have his wallet, he'd left it in the motorhome, so he gave them his wife's wallet and the guys left."

The gunmen, teenagers aged 14 and 15, were later arrested, having fled on foot down nearby Berwick Ave.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing
Author David Malsher
Article type Breaking news