IRL: Pikes Peak: Toyota race report

- Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) led the final 84 laps at Pikes Peak International Raceway on the way to his second victory of the season and Toyota's fourth consecutive win and fifth in six IndyCar Series races this season. - The Toyota victory is...

- Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) led the final 84 laps at Pikes Peak International Raceway on the way to his second victory of the season and Toyota's fourth consecutive win and fifth in six IndyCar Series races this season.

- The Toyota victory is its fourth consecutive IndyCar Series triumph and its fifth in six IRL races this season. Dating back to last season's CART competition, Toyota has now won 15 of its last 25 races.

- By leading 223 of 225 laps today, Toyota-powered cars have now led 553 of the last 558 laps run in IndyCar Series competition (849 out of a possible 857.5 miles).

- Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) earned the second victory of his inaugural IndyCar Series season. He also won the season-opening Toyota Indy 300 at Miami-Homestead. It's the second victory for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in six races this year and the team's fourth overall in IRL competition. TCGR joins Kelley Racing as the only teams to win multiple races this season.

- In addition to Scott Dixon's win today, the Target/Toyota team also was victorious in its last trek to Colorado a year ago when the team finished 1-2 at the Denver CART race. Dixon placed second in that event.

- Scott Dixon has now finished no worse than sixth in the three races he's finished this year, while also leading at the time he fell out in two other races.

- Gil de Ferran (Marlboro Toyota) earned his second consecutive top-three finish here at Pikes Peak after winning here a year ago. Today's showing is his third top-three finish in five races this season, as well as his fourth top-eight finish of the year.

- Tomas Scheckter (Target Toyota) looked to have the only car to challenge his teammate Scott Dixon as he powered past most of the field on the way to leading laps 77-92 today. Once again, Scheckter's luck ran out while pitting with the lead as he and Felipe Giaffone made contact as Scheckter was entering his pit box. Scheckter fell back to 15th, but eventually drove back onto the lead lap for an eighth-place finish. It was the fourth straight race that Scheckter has led.

- Tora Takagi (Pioneer Toyota) drove to his fourth consecutive top-10 finish with a sixth today. The first-year IndyCar Series driver also has qualified in the top five for three of the last four races. <pre> Toyota Drivers Start/Finish Scott Dixon 6/1 Helio Castroneves 2/12 Gil de Ferran 4/3 Felipe Giaffone 3/13 Tora Takagi 5/6 Al Unser Jr. 20/14 Tomas Scheckter 9/8 Jacques Lazier 15/21 Scott Sharp 10/11 A.J. Foyt IV 21/22

Next Race: Richmond, June 28, ESPN

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Felipe Giaffone , Al Unser Jr. , Scott Sharp , Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , A.J. Foyt IV , Jaques Lazier  , Scott Dixon , Tora Takagi , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing