IRL: St. Louis: Chip Ganassi Racing race report

Scott Dixon -- No. 9 Target Toyota Start -- 5th Finish -- 15th Point Standings -- 4th -- 333 points "It's so hard to have a race like this end the way it did. We had a dominant race car out there. After the last pit stop, I was just ...

Scott Dixon -- No. 9 Target Toyota
Start -- 5th
Finish -- 15th
Point Standings -- 4th -- 333 points

"It's so hard to have a race like this end the way it did. We had a dominant race car out there. After the last pit stop, I was just saving fuel and waiting for end to really push it. We had a comfortable lead and then the gearbox went. The guys tried to change it in the pits, but it was damaged too badly. This really hurts us in the championship race. We had an opportunity to extend our lead and now we're going to fall a few spots. Luckily, we have Kentucky coming up this week and hopefully we can get back on track."

Tomas Scheckter -- No. 10 Target Toyota
Start -- 7th
Finish -- 4th
Point Standings -- 8th -- 246 points

"It so unfortunate for Scott (Dixon). He was dominating this race and he really deserved to win it. It's a shame for him and the team that he wasn't able to pull out the win today. I've said before that if I don't win the race, I want Scott to win it. I'm happy with the finish. This is not my best track and we were able to pull out a top-5 and get some points. Although 4th is not where a Target car should be, it's a decent result for us."

Notes:

Scott Dixon added to his laps led total tonight, posting 78 laps led. His 625 laps led are a league-high.

In the 7 races that Dixon has finished this season, he has finished 6th twice, 5th once finished second once and won the other 3 races. That's an average finish of 3.14.

Team Target drivers stand 1st and 3rd in laps led for the season. Dixon leads with 547 and Scheckter is third with 303

Team Target has led a lap in 12 straight races.

Scott Dixon has led a lap in 10 of the 11 races run this season.

Dixon has qualified 6th or better in 10 straight races

Scheckter has scored 4 straight top-10 finishes.

Next Up:

Belterra Casino Indy 300
Sunday, August 17
Kentucky Speedway
Sparta, KY
ABC Sports -- 2:00 p.m. EDT

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