Scott Dixon (right) got the win and Sebastien Bourdais took second place. (photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

IndyCar V6 at Mid-Ohio

Dixon and Bourdais Give Chevrolet 1-2 Finish

Scott Dixon scored an impressive win Sunday, Aug. 3, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to give the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 engine its first win at the storied track. Piloting his familiar red No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy-powered car, the three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion led twice for a total of 45 laps to take the victory by 5.3864 seconds over fellow Team Chevy driver Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 Team Mistic KVSH Racing Chevrolet.

"Simply impressive,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Great strategy by Mike Hull and the team. Incredible drive by Scott Dixon, who delivered performance and fuel economy all race long. It was terrific to get our first IndyCar win with Chip Ganassi and his team.”

(photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

After starting last on the field following a penalty assessed during qualifying, great race strategy and fuel mileage propelled Dixon to his first win of the season; the 34th of his career and his fifth at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His win from the 22nd starting position shattered the previous record for how deep in the field the winner started. Before today’s performance by the No. 9 Chevrolet team, eighth place was the deepest place in the field the winning driver started the race.

In addition, during the 90-lap/203.22-mile race Dixon’s engine exceeded the Series rule of running a mandatory 2,500 miles before change-out. The No. 9 Target Chevy rolled into Victory Lane with 2,594 miles run.

The victory is the ninth of the season for Team Chevy in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and extends Chevrolet’s lead in the Series’ manufacturer standings.