Dixon takes first win of the year at Pocono
8 July 2013 – Scott Dixon led home the Ganassi team's maiden 1-2-3 finish at Pocono on Sunday. The New Zealander, whose victory is his first of the season, took the chequered flag half a second ahead of Charlie Kimball, with Dario Franchitti completing the podium.
Having started from pole position, Marco Andretti comfortably led the early stages of the race, but a botched opening pit-stop ruined his efforts. There was further pit lane drama to follow for the Andretti squad, with reigning Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay getting collected by a late braking Takuma Sato, leaving him with major car damage.
As the race developed, the Honda-power Ganassi cars – who had started towards the back of the field – were able to run much longer than their Chevrolet rivals, aiding the trio's rise to the front. Once Dixon had assumed the lead, there was no looking back for the team, with Kimball and Franchitti ensuring a rapid pace through to the finish.
Will Power was the highest Chevrolet runner in fifth position, crossing the line just ahead of Josef Newgarden and an ailing Simon Pagenaud. Justin Wilson and Hélio Castroneves were next up, while Ed Carpenter and Andretti rounded out the top ten.
In the championship battle, Castroneves still leads the way on a total of 356 points, with Hunter-Reay now 23 points behind. Andretti is third, a further 32 points adrift.
The IndyCar field will be back in action at Toronto on the weekend of July 13-14