Dixon's view on the IndyCar carnage
Scott Dixon has twice been a victim of IndyCar's chaotic starts and restarts in the opening three rounds of 2011. Jeff Olson sought the double champion's view on what should be done to end the shunts
Before the IndyCar season opener in St Pete, the drivers' meeting – normally a routine and boring procedural affair – lasted nearly an hour, so long that it interrupted a pre-arranged photoshoot, leaving 50 photographers standing about impatiently outside the door.
The reason for the delay? Double-file restarts. The hows and wherefores of restarting a race in side-by-side columns, just like a typical start, were a bit much to handle briefly, so the discussion dragged on.
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