IRL: Scott Dixon nominated for an ESPY award

Target's Scott Dixon Nominated for ESPY Award Richmond, Virginia, June 25th 2004-- Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver and 2003 IndyCar series Champion, Scott Dixon was announced as a nominee in the Best Driver category for an ESPY award on June...

Target's Scott Dixon Nominated for ESPY Award

Richmond, Virginia, June 25th 2004-- Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver and 2003 IndyCar series Champion, Scott Dixon was announced as a nominee in the Best Driver category for an ESPY award on June 21st by ESPN. The 2004 ESPY Awards will bring together athletes and entertainment celebrities to recognize the year's top achievements in sports, relive the memorable moments and salute the best performers and performances.

Nominees for the 12th annual ESPY awards were announced for 36 categories, including 19 cross-cutters categories, which pit athletes from different sports against each other, as well as 17 individual sport categories. It will be the first time winners in each category will be determined exclusively by fans. Voting has begun at www.espn.com and will continue through July 9.

Scott Dixon, who drives the No.1 Toyota / Panoz G-Force for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the Indy Racing League is in good company with fellow Best Driver category nominees Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth of NASCAR along with Formula One's Michael Schumacher.

"It really is something special to be included as a nominee along with other drivers and athletes I respect," said Dixon. "You always get a kick out of seeing the highlights of your race weekend or your achievements making the ESPN highlight reel but to be part of a whole evening of the best sports highlights of the year is even better. The fact that this year it's solely the fans' votes that decide the winners, makes it that much more interesting because that's what it's all about; without the fans we don't get to do what we love to do."

The winners will be announced at the 2004 ESPY Awards from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre to take place Wednesday, July 14 Sunday, July 18 at 6 p.m. PT and then televised on ESPN Sunday, July 18 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Matt Kenseth , Michael Schumacher , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing