Dixon Forced to Change Engines Before Qualifying

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter

Scott Dixon will have to go to a new Chevrolet engine prior qualifying for the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Near the end of final practice Sunday morning, the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet slowed down suddenly. The team discovered an issue with the engine and are currently making the change.

Dixon, the defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion, missed out on the Fast Nine yesterday as CGR failed to have a car advance for the second time in the last three years.

The Fast Nine Shootout, which decides the pole winner for the Indy 500, is set for Sunday afternoon. Those drivers that did not advance will qualify beforehand to set the remainder of the field for the milestone event.

Dixon is the 21st car in line to qualify later this afternoon.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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