Just hours after qualifying on pole for this year’s Indianapolis 500, racer Scott Dixon was robbed at gunpoint in the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in Indy.
On Sunday, IndyCar driver Scott Dixon averaged over 232 miles-per-hour throughout his ten-mile qualifying session, securing him the top position in the greatest spectacle in motor racing, the Indianapolis 500.
The celebrations however, were short lived. Around 11:00PM, Dixon and former Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti went to get food at a Taco Bell about a half mile from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two teenagers approached then the car and proceeded to point a gun at Dixon’s head, demanding money.
Dixon and Franchitti were left uninjured while the suspects, aged 14 and 15, fled on foot. They were later arrested.
Team owner Chip Ganassi took to Twitter on Monday to give a lighthearted approach to the incident.
— Chip Ganassi (@GanassiChip) May 22, 2017