Dixon robbed at gunpoint hours after winning Indy pole

The competition has been hailed the most famous event in the Verizon IndyCar US motor racing series. According to a police report, Dixon's wife was also present during the incident. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that two juvenile suspects were arrested a short time later. Regarded as one of the all-time best Indy vehicle drivers, the New Zealander has won four series championships and 40 races - including the 2008 Indianapolis 500. The Taco Bell is less than a mile from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "You don't expect that to happen, especially here".

While they were ordering, two teenagers approached them and held a gun to Mr Dixon's head.

Police say one of the suspects was identified by one of the robbery victims.

Dixon's team owner, Chip Ganassi, issued a statement to say that the drivers were fine, and they'd allow Scott's full attention to be on preparing for Sunday's 101st Indy 500.

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon's Sunday was something of a mixed bag.

The New Zealander finished with a qualifying speed of 232.164 miles per hour, the best since Arie Luyendyk's track record of 236.986 in 1996.

Dixon's Chip Ganassi team did, however, see the lighter side of the incident... The New Zealand-born driver finished with a four-lap average of 232.164 miles per hour, easily surpassing front-row starters, Ed Carpenter at 231.664 and defending Indy 500 champ Alexander Rossi at 231.487, ESPN reported.

A day later, Dixon tweeted about "what an intense day" Sunday was on Monday morning, though the photo accompanying it makes it seem like he was talking about the pole-not the robbery.

Franchitti is a three-time Indianapolis 500 victor who retired following a massive crash at the 2013 IndyCar race in Houston.

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