Scott Dixon wins Nashville GP, Grosjean retires


New Zealander Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) won his 53rd IndyCar victory on Sunday, winning the Nashville Grand Prix, the 14th round of the American championship, contested on the urban circuit of the city of Tennessee.

The all-time record holder is still AJ Foyt, with 67 wins, and the 42-year-old veteran driver is slowly but surely getting closer. Scott Dixon picks up his second victory of the season, after the one gleaned in Toronto last month.

In search of a seventh IndyCar championship title, he is more than ever on time to achieve it with three GPs to go, since he is now trailing by six points the leader in the general classification, Will Power (Penske), who finished 11th.

It was after a race interrupted by no less than eight interruptions due to collisions and going off the road, that he won, narrowly ahead of his compatriot Scott McLaughlin (Penske), who had started from pole position 80 laps earlier. Spaniard Alex Palou (Chip Ganassi Racing) completed the podium.

Romain Grosjean (Andretti), starting from second position on the grid, his best performance of the season in qualifying, could not benefit from it. Back down to 6th place, his car was pushed against the wall by Josef Newgarden (Penske) on the 75th lap. The Frenchman, forced to retire, then did not fail to complain to the American.


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