Kansas: Chip Ganassi Racing race report

Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dominates for 1-2 Finish at Kansas KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 2, 2010) -- Scott Dixon drove to a dominating victory in the RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway to score his first win of the season, while Dario ...

Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dominates for 1-2 Finish at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 2, 2010) -- Scott Dixon drove to a dominating victory in the RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway to score his first win of the season, while Dario Franchitti brought the No. 10 Suave car home in second. The win marked Dixon's second consecutive win at the track and gave Target Chip Ganassi Racing its fourth consecutive win at Kansas.

Dixon lined-up second on the starting grid and passed for the lead on lap 32. He never looked back - leading a race-high 167 laps.

Franchitti started from the third position and ran in second throughout most of the race. Following the final round of pit stops during a late-race caution, Franchitti restarted from the third position and passed Helio Castroneves for second place with just four laps to go.

With the finishes, Dixon jumps to second in the IZOD IndyCar Series point standings with 164 points while Franchitti remains fifth with 152 points. Leader Will Power continues to hold the top spot with 190 points.

Scott Dixon: "It's huge. Winning at Kansas going into the month of May is a big deal. Team Target has had a slow start to the season, but this is what we needed to jump back into points table. It's certainly good to get that momentum going to Indy."

Dario Franchitti: "After the first pit stop, it looked like Ryan Briscoe, Scott and myself were pretty equal. Scott and I were running 1-2 in formation. He was a little bit quicker than I was, especially toward the end of the stint. He was probably .2 or .3 mile-per-hour every lap. My balance was very good, but he was just quicker. I got past Helio (after the final restart) and then I could see Kanaan coming on pretty strong. The last few laps, the car was really oversteering but I kept it flat and managed to jump him. I think second was a fair result for us."

-source: cgr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi , Will Power
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing