Dixon will be joined Sept. 22 by nine other Verizon IndyCar Series drivers on the 4.048-mile Road America course in Elkhart Lake, Wis., for a team test open to the public and media. INDYCAR announced in August that the Road America Grand Prix on June 23-26 would be part of the 2016 schedule. Road America, which held its first race in 1955, hosted Indy car races from 1982-2007.
"I'm excited to go back. It's one of the old-school American tracks that reminds me a little bit of Watkins Glen with the style of racing," said Dixon, who claimed his fourth driver's title Aug. 30 with a series-high third victory of the season in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. "We'll work through a lot of things so when we come back next year we'll be prepared to challenge for the win."
Dixon's teammates at Chip Ganassi Racing, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball, will also participate in the test, along with AJ Foyt Racing's Takuma Sato, CFH Racing's Josef Newgarden, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Graham Rahal and Team Penske's Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.
The test session, which runs from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, with driver media availabilities occurring during the lunch break. Admission for the public is $20, with $10 of each ticket sold donated to the Wilson Children's Fund to benefit the family of the late Justin Wilson. Road America season pass holders will be admitted with a $10 donation to the fund. To purchase advance tickets, visit www.roadamerica.com or call (800) 365-7223.