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Monday, December 23, 2002
Updated: January 6, 4:41 PM ET
Scott Dixon

By Robin Miller
ESPN.com

Team: Target/Ganassi
Nationality: New Zealander

Scott Dixon
Dixon

STATS (CART)
Year
Rank
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Poles
Best finish
2002 13 0 3 12 0 2nd, Denver
Career   1 9 22 0 1st, Nazareth (2001)

2002 recap
The good: Finished second at Denver and pressed winner Bruno Junqueira to the checkered flag. Came from 15th to fifth at Mid-Ohio and started on the front row at Miami.

  • Season highlight: When PacWest Racing folded, Dixon moved to Target/Ganassi, where he qualified fourth and ran sixth in his debut.

    The bad: Losing his primary ride and joining a team in mid-season as the No. 3 driver.

  • Season lowlight: Going for the lead at Miami, was squeezed into the wall by Tony Kanaan and knocked out of competition.

    Spotlight

    Key stat: After becoming youngest winner in CART history in 2001, the 22-year-old never led a lap in 2002.

    2003 outlook
    Wanted to remain in CART but contractual obligations require he run in IRL next season, where he teams with Tomas Scheckter.

    Your take
    Here are your thoughts on Dixon's outlook for his first year in the IRL.