Dixon on the front row for Indy 500

Scott Dixon will start his Indianapolis 500 campaign on the front row after recording the second-quickest qualifying speed of 371 km/h on the famed speedway in America’s mid-west.

It will be the fourth time in 18 starts that Dixon will begin the Indy 500 from the front of the pack.

2020 marks the first year since the end of WW2 that the annual event has not been held on the traditional Memorial Day weekend date.

COVID-19 has also impacted the event’s status as the largest one-day crowd of any sporting event in the world, with usual 300,000+ strong crowd being reduced by 75%.

Although the date of the race has changed, the pressure of winning one of the most prestigious races in the world has not. Having won in 2008, Dixon is no stranger to the pressures that come with the Indy500 and will be looking to add another victory, which would further extend his championship.  

The Indianapolis 500 will begin at 5am next Monday (NZT).

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