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Indy 500 2012: Why Scott Dixon Is the Driver to Beat

For the past decade, Scott Dixon has been the fastest Australasian on the IndyCar grid. Next Sunday, however, it will be Australia’s Ryan Briscoe leading the field when the lights go green at the Brickyard. Scott Dixon and the Chip Ganassi team have struggled to match the pace of Team Penske in the opening four races of the season and it seems that they have carried their turbulent form into the crown jewel of American motorsport. Dixon qualified a lowly 15th, his worst-ever qualification at Indianapolis. Teammate Dario Franchitti starts 16, emphasising the difficulty Chip Ganassi Racing are having adjusting to 2012’s new regulations. Dixon’s qualifying performance completes a hat trick of disappointment after poor finishe...

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