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06/02/08
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Dixon Hands PitFit Training 3rd Straight Indy 500 Win
PitFit Training (PitFit) today announced Scott Dixon, a PitFit client, won the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500. This is the third year in a row where a PitFit Training client has won the Indianapolis 500, starting with Sam Hornish, Jr. in 2006. Dario Franchitti won in 2007 and now Dixon. Hornish and Franchitti have gone on to race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series.

The 27-year old Dixon led 115 of 200 laps in a race plagued by numerous and lengthy cautions, including two incidents during caution laps. He is the first New Zealander to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

“Obviously we work hard on my conditioning,” noted Dixon of his preparation for the 500. “The Indianapolis 500 is a long race, and I never really felt the fatigue some other drivers might have encountered. Jim has always made sure I was ready for every race, and we will continue the training to stay in position to win the championship.”

PitFit Training has also watched its clients climb atop the IndyCar Champions point’s standings a total of five times since 2001. Hornish won the Championship three times while Dixon and Franchitti have landed first in the point’s race once. Scott Dixon currently leads the point’s race with seven out of 17 races having been completed.

“Having been Scott’s trainer since 1999, this victory has a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction,” noted Jim Leo, Founder and President of PitFit Training. “As with Sam and Dario, winning the Indianapolis 500 involves so many people. All we can do is our job and that means putting our drivers in the best physical condition every time they race. Winning the biggest race in the world is a nice bonus for all that hard work.”

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