Recent IndyCar Series News
Scott Dixon’s Mid-Ohio victory on Saturday was impressive for a variety of reasons; namely being that it was his fifth win at the natural terrain road course in the past eight years. Although Dixon has made a habit of winning on this particular racetrack, including three in the past four years, the New Zealander didn’t make it easy on himself this time around. After spinning out in qualifying, Dixon was forced to start the race in the very back of the field. With his triumph, he became the first person to win the race at this track after starting last.
All along Juan Pablo Montoya has been saying “I’m a work in progress,” and last weekend at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, that progress was evident as JPM confidently returned to Victory Lane in an IndyCar.
The fact is, Juan Pablo Montoya is one of the most talented racers on the planet. Not many drivers throughout history can boast of wins in IndyCar, Formula One, CART and stock car racing (NASCAR). What’s more, JP is one of only two active demons behind the wheel that have claimed two legs of the ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’ – claiming victories in both the Indianapolis 500 and the ultra prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. If that’s not badass in itself, what is? But looking at the past few seasons in America’s beloved NASCAR series, it has been easy to forget that someone with as much international fame and pedigree has been gracing Sprint Cup’s ovals/tracks every week.