Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/30/14

JOLIET, IL - AUGUST 28: Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda during practice for the IRL IndyCar Series PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 on August 28, 2009 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois (Photo by Darrell Ingham/Getty Images)
Scott Dixon's vacation isn't much different than the vacations of most parents with young children. A lot of running around. A lot of cleaning up. A lot of things to occupy your mind - and your time - other than work. It was a welcome break for the two-time IndyCar champion, even if it came just as he was putting his early season doldrums firmly in the rearview mirror of his No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Still, Dixon didn't complain when he went back to work on Friday to prep for this weekend's Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Momentum is a funny thing. He enjoyed hopping around North America with his wife, Emma, and daughters Poppy and Tilly, sure. That didn't mean he wasn't worried his climb up the standings would somehow fizzle after spending two weeks outside the cockpit. ''You get into thinking, `Well are we making sure we're keeping up with things? Are we going to go to the next track with an edge?''' Dixon said. ''But you've just got to go in confident and try to approach ...
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