IRL: Chicagoland: Chip Ganassi Racing race report

Dixon finishes just .009 seconds from victory; moves to 2nd in points Scott Dixon -- No. 9 Target Toyota Start -- 5th Finish -- 2nd Point Standings -- 2nd-- 425 points "Wow, what a day. Team Target gave a me a great car today and we...

Dixon finishes just .009 seconds from victory; moves to 2nd in points

Scott Dixon -- No. 9 Target Toyota
Start -- 5th
Finish -- 2nd
Point Standings -- 2nd-- 425 points

"Wow, what a day. Team Target gave a me a great car today and we almost had it. That yellow at the end hurt us a little bit, because we had to start back in 6th for that last restart. The car seemed like it was flying. All in all, it was a good day for us. We gained a lot of points on Helio (Castroneves) today and we're in a good position going into the last 2 races."

Tomas Scheckter -- No. 10 Target Toyota

Start -- 2nd
Finish -- 5th
Point Standings -- 8th -- 309 points

"It has kind of been like that all year long for us. We had another dominant car and lady luck wasn't on our side. We were leading, then we had to pit and the yellow came out right after we came in. We were just a little too far back on the final restart to make a run. Obviously, it's disappointing for us, but we still ended up with a top-5. This Target car was very quick all day and we'll just have to keep our heads up and try again in Fontana."

Notes:

It was the closest 1-2-3 finish in IRL history and the 3rd closest 1-2 finish. Dixon was just .009 seconds from the victory.

In the 9 races that Dixon has finished this season, he has finished 6th twice, 5th once, second three times and won the other 3 races. That's an average finish of 2.88.

Dixon extended his lead in the laps led category to 678.

Team Target has led a lap in 13 of the 14 races this year.

Scott Dixon has led a lap in 12 of the 14 races run this season.

Dixon has qualified 6th or better in 13 straight races and has won 5 poles in the last 12 races.

Next Up:

Toyota Indy 400

California Speedway

Fontana, CA

ABC Sports -- 3:30 p.m. EDT

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing