Scott Dixon moves into second place on IndyCar’s all-time wins list with victory in Nashville

It was far more of the same Sunday for the 2nd yearly IndyCar Large Machine Audio City Grand Prix, which was filled again with wrecks, mishaps and caution flags.

Chaos dominated the day even right after organizers tried to strengthen the distinctive 2.17-mile monitor hoping for a cleaner race.

Following virtually a two-hour weather hold off, 6-time IndyCar winner Scott Dixon handled the drama the best and won the 80-lap race on the streets of downtown Nashville. 

Dixon came from the back again of the pack and led the ultimate 15 laps. He moved to next in the place standings powering Will Electricity.

The victory also moved Dixon to next all-time in IndyCar wins with 53. He handed Mario Andretti, who had 52 wins, and trails A.J. Foyt with 67.

Pole winner Scott McLaughlin pushed Dixon at the finish line right before finishing next. It was the fourth-closest margin of victory in IndyCar street coarse series record at .1067 seconds.

Alex Palou was 3rd followed by Alexander Rossi at fourth and Colton Herta at fifth.

Hometown favourite Josef Newgarden finished sixth. He led 12 laps right before getting to pit for tires on lap 65.

Newgarden passed 3 automobiles on a late restart but also pushed Romain Grosjean into the wall, resulting in the final warning flag.

The 2021 race had six wrecks, 9 caution flags, 33 laps operate less than caution and two purple flags. Sunday’s race had eight wrecks, eight caution flags, 36 laps run underneath caution and one particular crimson flag, which came with four laps remaining.

Scott Dixon moves into second place on IndyCar’s all-time wins list with victory in Nashville

Chip Ganassi Racing driver Scott Dixon (9) of New Zealand races during the Tunes City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Ten cars ended up knocked out of the race which include Pato O’Ward, who was fourth in the IndyCar standings. 

The 2021 Tunes City Grand Prix winner, Marcus Ericsson, was among the the victims. He pulled out while functioning 11th with 5 laps remaining.

Together with Newgarden and Dixon, lap leaders included Alex Palou (31) and McLaughlin (22).

Reach Mike Organ at 615-259-8021 or on Twitter @MikeOrganWrtier.

This report originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Scott Dixon wins IndyCar Tunes Town Grand Prix in Nashville