(LONG POND, Pa.) — It was a big day for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Scott Dixon led the way, winning the Pocono IndyCar 400. He was followed by Ganassi teammates Charlie Kimball and Dario Franchitti as the trio swept the podium in IndyCar’s first race at Pocono Raceway since 1989.
“It’s the 100th win for Target as well, which is just fantastic,” Dixon said. “I’m just so happy. I love this place. Pocono, the fans, just everyone has been fantastic. It’s great to be back. It’s been a long drought, almost a year, so it’s fantastic to be back in winner’s circle.”
It was the 30th win of Dixon’s career, but only his first of the season. He caught a big break when Tony Kanaan clipped Dixon’s car on a pass for the lead and was forced to pit road. Dixon dominated down the stretch of the 400-mile race and became IndyCar’s eighth different winner this year.
Pole-setter Marco Andretti faded over the final few laps and finished 10th.
The series now shifts to Toronto’s road course for the season’s second doubleheader on July 13-14.
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