Dixon Rakes It In At IndyCar Awards Banquet
Scott Dixon traded in his driver’s suit for a jacket and tie at the IndyCar Series’ annual awards banquet. Dixon, crowned 2015 champion after winning at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, left the banquet with hardware and a big check.
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Scott Dixon added a $1-million bonus check to his post-season SWAG haul during the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in downtown San Francisco.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, won the 2015 crown in a tiebreaker with Juan Pablo Montoya of Team Penske after a come-from-behind win at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.
Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., parent of sanctioning body INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, presented Dixon and team-owner Chip Ganassi with the $1-million bonus check and replicas of the Astor Challenge Cup, the Verizon IndyCar Series’ championship trophy.
“My head is getting bigger by the minute,” said Dixon, who added this title to his championships with Ganassi in 2003, 2008 and 2013. “But we win them as a team and I just feel very blessed to obviously do what I do. I love IndyCar racing. I think the Verizon IndyCar Series is one of the best series in the world. We put on amazing races, and the talent that we have here, the depth is fantastic. I don’t know, I feel blessed and love waking up to myself being an IndyCar racer as a champion and hope for many more years.” Read the full story »