9 Scott Dixon
Team: Chip Ganassi Racing
Sponsors: Target, Chip Ganassi Racing, TRD Motorsports, Firestone, Oakely, Tag Heuer, Arai Helmets, Troy Lee Designs, WE Clothing, Mastercraft
- Brisbane, Australia
Do you have any secret obsessions?
Cell phones and computers.
What is your favorie vacation spot?
I always go to my New Zealand beach house in Mount Manganui for New Year's.
Do you have any superstitions?
I never wear a black-faced watch when I race.
Scott Dixon, the son of two dirt-track racers, climbed behind the wheel of a car for the first time when he was 13 and won the New Zealand Formula Vee championship after being granted a special license to compete.
He was the then-youngest winner of a major open-wheel event (Nazareth in 2002) and has won the 2003 and 2008 IndyCar Series championship with Target Chip Ganassi Racing. He won his first race IndyCar Series race in the 2003 season opener, which catapulted him to the title. He set the pace early in 2008, winning from the pole in the season opener at Homestead, and also won the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon, who was born in Australia but is a New Zealand citizen, was honored as the 2008 New Zealand Sportsman of the Year. He is the longest tenured driver in team history.