IRL: Scott Dixon sustained broken wrist at Motegi

Indianapolis, IN - Team Target driver Scott Dixon suffered minor fractures in his wrist and hand during a late race accident with Tony Kanaan in Sunday's Indy Japan 300. The accident occurred when Dixon was attempting a pass on Kanaan on lap 177.

Indianapolis, IN - Team Target driver Scott Dixon suffered minor fractures in his wrist and hand during a late race accident with Tony Kanaan in Sunday's Indy Japan 300. The accident occurred when Dixon was attempting a pass on Kanaan on lap 177. The two made contact and sent both cars into the outside wall. After visiting the doctor, Dixon was upbeat with the prognosis.

"It's (his wrist) a little sore, but so is my whole body," said Dixon. "But it could have been a lot worse. I'm looking forward to getting back on the track when the month of May gets underway. "

Early indications are that Dixon will be able to compete in next month's 87th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Dixon led 45 laps in the event and has led at least one lap in all 3 events so far this season. He currently stands 2nd in laps led for the year. The 22-year old Dixon won the first race of the 2003 Indy Racing League season in Homestead, FL and is the youngest winner in major open- wheel racing history.

Dixon and teammate Tomas Scheckter will now begin preparations for this year's 87th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25th.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Scott Dixon