Dixon Wins the Gallagher Grand Prix

August 12, 2023Steve Rable
NTT Indy Car

Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) won the Gallagher Grand Prix in record setting fashion. Dixon set the record for the most consecutive starts in IndyCar history at 319 starts. Dixon has also won at least one race in the last 19 seasons. The feats came at the loss of Graham Rahal whom had made leaps to attain the top spot but came up just short at the end of the race. Dixon’s win marks his first of the 2023 season. Race results were as follows:

2023 Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis – Results
POS DriverTeam¬†Power Unit
1Scott DixonChip Ganassi RacingHonda
2Graham RahalRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
3Pato O’WardArrow McLarenChevrolet
4Christian LundgaardRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
5Alexander RossiArrow McLarenChevrolet
6Will PowerTeam PenskeChevrolet
7Alex PalouChip Ganassi RacingHonda
8Scott McLaughlinTeam PenskeChevrolet
9Kyle KirkwoodAndretti AutosportHonda
10Marcus EricssonChip Ganassi RacingHonda
11Rinus VeeKayEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
12Linus LundqvistMeyer Shank RacingHonda
13Colton HertaAndretti AutosportHonda
14Jack HarveyRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
15Helio CastronevesMeyer Shank RacingHonda
16David MalukasDale Coyne RacingHonda
17Callum IlottJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
18Romain GrosjeanAndretti AutosportHonda
19Devlin DeFrancescoAndretti AutosportHonda
20Ryan Hunter-ReayEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Agustin CanapinoJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
22Sting Ray RobbDale Coyne RacingHonda
23Santino FerrucciAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
24Marcus ArmstrongChip Ganassi RacingHonda
25Josef NewgardenTeam PenskeChevrolet
26Benjamin PedersenAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
27Felix RosenqvistArrow McLarenChevrolet

Elsewhere on the grid Newgarden received a fatal blow to his championship hopes. He finished 25th which effectively has taken him out of the championship running. We’ve seen more chaotic finishes to a season but it doesn’t look like a championship win is in the cards for the Team Penske driver. Next up is the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway.

World Wide Technology Raceway is an intriguing 1.25-mile (2.01 km) oval favored by many of the drivers who race there due to the unique shape and varying degrees of banking in each corner. Turns 1 & 2 have characteristics similar to New Hampshire Motor Speedway while Turns 3 & 4 are similar to Phoenix Raceway and the track’s egg shape is reminiscent of the oval at Twin Ring Motegi.