8 July 2013
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing - Q&A
Speaking of milestones, this is your 30th victory so one more victory, seeing you beat Dario to the next chequered flag will tie you along with Bourdais and Paul Tracy. Can you talk about that?
You know, it's ‑‑ I don't know. As I said, I think we treat each race weekend as its own, and you know, stat‑stuff are great to look back on, but for me, right now it's just trying to get the maximum that we can. It would be great to look back and think that's a lot more than 30 or 31. But you know, it's been, for me, 29 of those wins have been with this team.
Dario has been doing it a little bit longer, and hopefully I can continue a little bit longer. No, it's exciting, and to be on the list of names that we are sort of encroaching on is for myself and Dario and Bourdais, it's very exciting. There's some massive legends out there, people I've looked up to my whole career, and to be on a list not far from them is pretty exciting.
You talked at the beginning about how tough a year it's been; how have you endured to get to this point?
I don't know, take it on the chin. Take it race by race. I think for me in some ways, I think we have been in some slumps before in '04 and '05, different circumstances, different pieces of the pie.
You know, going through those years, that's where I did most of my growing and understanding what you need to achieve and how you need to approach it. If you can do 100 per cent, then there's nothing really for yourself to look back on and know that maybe deep down with yourself, as long as everybody you're working with and everybody around you are giving 100 per cent, that's all you can ask for, and if you keep doing that, things will get better.
It has been a tough year. We've had some great races and we've had a lot of bad ones. That's motor racing, man. There's ups and downs and sometimes things are out of your control, but I'm very, very lucky to be doing what I'm doing. I love racing, and to say that's my job, you know, I'm pretty lucky, that's all I can say.
Thank you so much for your time. Congratulations on the win.
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