Scott Dixon Pushes Through Pain from Indy Crash for a Podium Finish in Detroit

Photo Credit: Verizon IndyCar Series
Scott Dixon Pushes Through Pain from Indy Crash for a Podium Finish in Detroit
Photo Credit: Verizon IndyCar Series

Scott Dixon, who walked away from one of the most amazingly frightening crashes in the history of the Indianapolis 500, drove through the pain caused by a potential left ankle fracture at this weekend’s Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader. Despite battling an injury that might be a game-ender to any other Verizon IndyCar Series driver, Dixon pushed through to bring home a podium finish following Saturday’s race.

Though Graham Rahal would dominate this race weekend, Dixon gritted his way to a runner-up finish in Race No. 1 Saturday around the bumpy 13-turn, 2.3-mile street course to take over the IndyCar Series points lead, then finished sixth Sunday to leave the island on top of the standings, 303-295 over Helio Castroneves with Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato in third.

Scott Dixon Pushes Through Pain from Indy Crash for a Podium Finish in Detroit

Why would this driver risk further injury just to compete in yet another race?

“It’s definitely important for myself as well as my Chip Ganassi Racing team, especially after trashing the car at Indy,” said Dixon. “If you get injured, especially at this time of year, it’s pretty brutal and if you miss a couple of races you can really hurt your title chances, so for us it’s very important.”

While Dixon and his team continue to mask the actual severity of the ankle injury received at Indy, we at RacingJunk.com wish this team well and hope that IndyCar’s winningest active driver and four-time series champion can push through for yet another amazing season.

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