Seeing an athlete remain with a single team during their tenure in a particular sport on championship is a rarity these days.
Scott Dixon has been with Chip Ganassi Racing since his IndyCar début in 2003. It's a partnership that has yielded four championship titles and 37 wins, including an Indianapolis 500 crown.
Along with Helio Castroneves (at Team Penske), Dixon is just one of two IndyCar drivers who has stayed with the same team throughout a career lasting longer than ten years.
When asked why the partnership between himself and Chip Ganassi has been so successful while other drivers move around year upon year, Dixon highlighted the professional relationship between the pair being what keeps them together.
"I think Chip and I have just always been on the same page
and we’ve been successful, so it’s lasted," he said. "He gives you all the tools to
win and as a driver you can’t ask for more from a team owner."
Last year Dixon and Ganassi combined for three IndyCar wins - including Chip Ganassi Racing's 100th IndyCar victory - another IndyCar title, and a Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona win, Dixon's second. He also claimed pole position at the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 but couldn't quite convert it into victory to cap of what would have been a career defining season.
"It was definitely a great year for both myself and the team.
Obviously winning the 24 hour race and the championship in IndyCar are
both big accomplishments, but I still really wanted to win Indianapolis,"
he said. "It truly is a team effort and I hope we can continue to perform at this
level in both series we compete in for years to come."
You can read the full interview with Scott Dixon HERE
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