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03.12.13

IZOD IndyCar Series 2013 Media Day: Scott Dixon

IndyCar - Birmingham, AL

Indy drivers are gathering this week to test drive at Barber Motorsports Park, in anticipation of the April 5-7 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Driver: Scott Dixon

Team/Car: Target Chip Ganassi Racing. (12th year with the team--longest tenure for a driver in team history)

Career/2012 Season Highlights: Two-time Izod IndyCar Series Champion in 2003 and 2008; winner of the 2008 Indianapolis 500. In 2012, Dixon scored two wins and ended with a third-place finish in the overall standings.

Points from Media Day: A native of Australia and citizen of New Zealand, Dixon begins his 13th season with his racing team. He is tied for 10th place all time (with Rick Mears) for the most career Indy Car wins and talks often of the legacy he wants to leave behind.

How did last year's third place finish affect his mindset?
"Last year, we had lots of ups and downs. There were a lot of places where we could have improved. We were close, but we were not where we wanted to be. It's always easy to look back, but now we've got to focus on this year."

On his offseason work:
"We worked really hard, but you never really see until you get into the season. This year, we want to make up some points and refuel a little bit."

How does he feel about the track at Barber?
"This track ... it's a lot of fun. It's got lots of elevation, blind curves."

On what he wants to achieve in his career:
"I've had a very successful career already, and I don't want to stop now. I want to go for records and achieve as much as I can. I've had many dreams come true, and in motorsports it's very hard to look a year or two down the road because it can change within a matter of months. At the moment, my next couple of years is doing this. Maybe down the road I'd like to get involved in racing from a business aspect, but at the moment I'm focused on being a driver."

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