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Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing - Q&A

I know as you guys look at the schedule for next year or this year, you look at the tracks and you think, I like that one, I don't like that one, that one is okay. Now that you've won here, your first time; when you look at the schedule and see Pocono, what are you going to think? How was it today out there compared to other tracks?

Scott Dixon:
Yeah, you know, I'll give you a little bit of background to that. I think typically IndyCar has taken away the tracks that I like, Watkins Glen, Nashville, Kansas, a lot of tracks that we have dominated at. So I'm glad to see this track on the calendar, a track that we came here and had a great race today.

I think that we have got to go to these circuits where there's a great fan base here, very knowledgeable fans. And for us, for me, I don't know how the others feel, but I love the circuits. It's very challenging and it's very different, and you have to be good in both one and three, as opposed to just sort of just getting on a run. Yeah, I'll always be excited to come back to Pocono for sure.

Q:
Dario was asked that he has 31 wins and you have 30, you and made the comment about going further. I saw your first win over at Nazareth, and now your win here at Pocono; are you going to be the triangle king?

Scott Dixon:
You know, I don't know. I think, you know, for us, every racetrack we come to on every weekend, all we want to do is win. So that's how approach it. There's circuits that you know you like a little bit more than others. Maybe some you dislike a little bit.

But I think that we have a great mix throughout the season. It's great to be adding ovals instead of getting away from them. I think oval is very important to the heritage and history of IndyCar and where it sort of came from. I love the mix that we have and hopefully next year we can add another one or two to the calendar.

But yeah, obviously Nazareth is quite a tricky little track and it's a shame that that's gone away, and Pocono is obviously like a Nazareth but on major steroids. It's a great circuit and as I said, I really hope that it stays on the calendar for a long time.

Q:
How important is it for you to be the driver that gave Honda another win? I'm sure T.E. has a couple facilities he wants to visit in the next couple of days.

Scott Dixon:
I can't wait for the bonus I get, right, T.E.? Must be a pretty big bonus for that one (chuckling).

I think the milestones are good, and we've been sitting on that 100th Target one for quite some time and obviously Honda have made a good dent in their 200th earlier this year.

It does mean a lot. It's special. I haven't been a Honda all my career but the time I've had with them has been fantastic. We've gone through ups and downs and won a lot of things together, and my biggest races have been won with Honda. Obviously love working with them and great group of people, and to be at that milestone with them is fantastic for me.

So you know, let's move on to 300 I guess.

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Scott Dixon celebrates winning the Pocono IndyCar 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, July 7 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates winning the Pocono IndyCar 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, July 7 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates the 200th Honda victory after winning the Pocono IndyCar 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, July 7 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates winning the Pocono IndyCar 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, July 7 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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Sage Karam, driver of the #8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, races to a fifth-place finish Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. (Photo by Perry Nelson/LAT for Chevy Racing)
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Scott Dixon climbs into his car on pit road for his qualifying run during qualifications for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
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Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Energizer Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates his victory with teammate Tony Kanaan Saturday, June 6, 2015, after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Canaan, driver of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet finished in second-place. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Energizer Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates his victory Saturday, June 6, 2015, after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Energizer Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, races to victory Saturday, June 6, 2015, taking the chequered flag at the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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