A Kiwi* winning the prestigious Indy 500 is no small feat. After being an unlucky runner up last year, this year Scott Dixon is a real winner.
Dixon led 115 of the 200 laps and Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Dan Wheldon was out front for 30 more, backing up the speed they had shown all through the month of May.
“You’re clear now,” Dixon’s spotter screamed over the radio as the 27-year-old New Zealander cleared the last group of lapped cars with two turns to go. “Bring it home! Bring it home!”
Check out this vid of Scott enjoying an interview on Up 2 Speed. Scott talks about his wife, Emma, and their dogs, George and Arthur, and his plans for a family. He also tells of his preference of boxers over briefs. Uhuh. The indepth (!) informal interview shows Scotty’s friendly, easy personality and why he is such a popular guy on the circuit.
* Scott was actually born in Australia, but watch us ignore the fact with the sound of Crowded House, the smell of Phar Lap and the taste of pavlova in our recent memories.