Scott Dixon had a forgettable Month of May in terms of Indianapolis 500 action. See, heading into the oval track action around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the defending NTT IndyCar Series champion had four podium finishes in his first five starts to the year including a runner-up effort in the INDYCAR Grand Prix. He also had started in the Fast Six in all five races in 2019 including four of those starts coming in the front 2 Rows.
But, for the ‘500, he started a career worst 18th last Sunday. He only finished one spot higher in 17th. While that finish isn’t indicative on how well his car moved through the field, reality is, he leaves Indy with his worst finish of the year and moved from second in the points to fifth.
He entered the Month of May in third in the standings, 33 points out. He left the GP just six points down in second. He leaves, 47 points back in fifth.
Now, it’s to a track where Dixon has had some good success at lately. He won the first Dual in Belle Isle last year to go along with a fourth place run in Sunday’s Race 2. The year prior, he finished second and sixth respectively. In fact, Dixon has five straight top six finishes on the streets of Belle Isle and seven in his last eight overall.
That bodes well for him to get back into the thick of things this weekend. Plus, on the two street course races run in 2019, Dixon finished second in St. Pete and third in Long Beach. His last win came on a street circuit in Toronto last July.
So, watch out for Dixon and his No. 9 Honda this weekend.