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07/26/07
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IndyCar Series drivers welcome off week
After winning three-straight IndyCar Series races in the last three weeks, the last person you’d expect to want an off week is Scott Dixon.

But the 2003 IndyCar Series champion welcomes the time off, not only for him, but his entire Target Chip Ganassi Racing crew.

“Personally, I think it's nice,” said Dixon, who has chopped 41 points off of Dario Franchitti’s point lead in the last three weeks. “We've had five in a row, and it's been tough. We're almost like the NASCAR circuit racing every week. I hope that we can maintain the success that we've had. It will give the mechanics some time off. For all of us, it's a weekend that we're looking forward to.”

The steady schedule of racing and appearances have some drivers away from home for most of July. Some drivers planned vacations or time with their families, while others just looked forward to being at home. Helio Castroneves said he planned to spend time with his family in his adopted hometown of Miami. He also hoped to mix in some time at the beach.

Vision Racing’s Tomas Scheckter planned to stay in Indianapolis, but away from the activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“I tell you what, this year, it's been tough for everybody, for the guys, all of these weekends in a row, and I think certainly everybody is just going to get away,” he said. “I’ll probably jump in the lake, do some wakeboarding. Just relax, get all batteries recharged.”
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