Saturday, August 31, 2013

Pit Crew Helps IndyCar Driver Win Race

Last Sunday at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma the IndyCar team of Will Power found themselves involved in some questionable tactics. Driver Scott Dixon came in for a pit stop followed by driver Will Power whose pit box was directly in front of Dixon's. Upon exiting his pit box Dixon clipped Travis Law, a crew member from Will Power's team. These accidents do happen from time to time but after a closer look it appeared that Law didn't even bother to avoid Dixon's car, was in no rush at all and clearly left the tire he was holding hanging out as if trying to make Dixon swing out farther. Once the replays were shown you can here the announcers make the same conclusion and also state that this should not be blamed on Dixon. Why is this being scrutinized so much? If Dixon had won the race (lead lap numbers 34-45 of 85 total) he quite possibly could have taken the series point lead but instead is now sitting 39 points behind the leader. At the time of this incident Dixon was leading the race but was give a drive-through penalty which dropped him to 21st place and ultimately finished 15th. Instead, Power ended up taking the checkered flag at Sonoma. Check out the video and let us know what you think.

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