After two horrible finishes in the first two races of the season (15th and 16th respectively) the reigning champ Scott Dixon finally found his way back to victory circle. He didn’t start in the front though. Actually the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team propelled Graham Rahal and Robert Doornbos to the front row. This was the second pole position for Graham Rahal this year and equally surprised with himself was Robert Doornbos who has limited experience on ovals. Although Robert (AKA “Bobby D”) had some help since Long Beach winner Dario Franchitti had his fast run disqualified due to dropping below the white penalty line during qualifying.
Scott qualified fourth but come race day he didn’t stay there for long. Once he inherited the lead he held onto it for 134 laps to take the victory and some desperately needed points. Now every driver on the grid has to pack up their things and move to the great state of Indiana because the next race on the schedule is the big one. The Indy 500. May is going to be a long month so we’ll try to keep you as up dated as possible on all of the Indy news