Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 9/20/14

MOTEGI, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 18: Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda watches on during qualifying for the IndyCar Series Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 Mile on September 18, 2009 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

This weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is the time for Scott Dixon to get back in the championship hunt. Dixon currently sits fourth in the standings and is still within striking distance of a season championship. He needs a good weekend at Mid-Ohio to get back in the hunt and I think it will happen.

Dixon has one win this season and that came in Belle Isle in which the 2008 series champion led every lap en route to his lone victory. His team, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, has won four straight series championships dating back to his title in 2008, and Dixon would love to be the one to keep the streak going after his teammate Dario Franchitti has won the last three.

This weekend, the series is going to a place where Dixon has had the most success. Since 2007, when the IZOD IndyCar Series starting going to the circuit, Dixon has three wins, five top-fives and four total podium finishes. Target Chip Ganassi Racing as a team has won in four of the five years the series has been coming here.

Dixon also had success at Mid-Ohio when he ran in CART. In the two years he ran in that series at Mid-Ohio, Dixon finished 12th and fifth. If you combine his stats since 2007 and his CART starts, he has three wins, four podiums, and six top fives in seven starts.

Dixon will be the one to watch for on Sunday as he not only needs a win to get back in the title hunt, but has the capability to win here.


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