Team Chevy Drivers Capture Top Seven Finishing Positions
* 36th career win for Dixon – three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion; first win on Streets of Long Beach for Dixon
* Team Chevy drivers scored the top seven finishing positions and eight of top-10 at the checkered flag – all piloting the Chevrolet aero kit with integrated 2.2 liter V6 direct injected twin turbo charged engine
* With his 3rd place finish, Juan Pablo Montoya maintains the points lead followed by fellow Chevrolet drivers Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon
LONG BEACH (Calif.) – April 19, 2015 – Team Chevy driver Scott Dixon added to his already impressive Verizon IndyCar Series resume by claiming his career-first victory on the Streets of Long Beach. With a 2.2221 second margin of victory, Dixon piloting the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Chevy notched his 36th career win, putting him fifth on the list of all-time IndyCar winners.
Dixon lead six of his fellow drivers of the Chevrolet aero kit with integrated 2.2 liter V6 direct injected twin turbo charged engine to the checkered flag. Pole sitter Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet, finished second. Points leader Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 3 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet finished third to make is an all-Bowtie podium.
“Scott drove a great race and the No. 9 Target crew executed quick, clean pit stops all race long,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Congratulations to Scott and the No. 9 Target Chevrolet team on their first win at Long Beach – a true team effort.”
Campbell added: “Helio Castroneves’ second place finish and Juan Pablo Montoya’s third place finish gave Team Chevy a podium sweep. It was exciting to see Helio Castroneves break the track record on the qualifying run with a one minute,:06.6294 second lap in his No. 2 Auto Club Chevrolet.”
Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet was the fourth place finisher followed by Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in fifth. Three-time Long Beach winner Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 Team Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing Chevrolet finished sixth, and Josef Newgarden, No. 67 Hartman Oil CFH Racing Chevrolet finished in seventh.
Completing the top-10 were Marco Andretti (Honda) – 8th; Carlos Munoz (Honda) – 9th and Sebastian Saavedra, No. 8 AFS Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet – 10th.
Team Chevy drivers occupy the top-four in the standings. Following Montoya is Castroneves in second, Kanaan in third and Dixon in fourth.
Next on the schedule is the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, April 26, 2015.