Scott Dixon's boss makes light of Taco Bell gunpoint robbery

According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department police report, Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at an Indianapolis Taco Bell on Sunday night.

Franchitti, from Bathgate, West Lothian, who retired from racing in 2013, was robbed alongside his long-time teammate Scott Dixon in their auto at the restaurant.

Dixon is the 2008 Indy 500 victor and a longtime Chip Ganassi Racing teammate of Franchitti, a Scot who retired in 2013 with Indy 500 wins in 2007, 2010 and 2012.

Police later confirmed that two boys, aged 15 and 14, had been arrested for their role in the incident.

Scott Dixon's teammate Tony Kanaan said Dixon and Franchitti went to get food for other people at IMS when they were robbed.

Two well-known race vehicle drivers are safe after being robbed at gunpoint by two teens late Sunday night on the city's west side.

While they were ordering, two teenagers approached them and held a gun to Mr Dixon's head.

"But he didn't have his wallet - he'd left it in the motorhome - so he gave them his wife's wallet and the guys left".

News reports say Dixon, his wife and Franchitti were at a Taco Bell on West 16th Street when two young males approached Dixon's auto while it was in the drive-thru lane, shoved a gun in the window and stole Emma Davies-Dixon's purse. Her handbag was on the backseat at the time of the robbery.

He set the fastest qualifying time in 21 years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Glenys Dixon said her son's wife, Emma Davies-Dixon, was not with the pair as initially reported but her handbag was in the auto and was taken by the robbers.

Scott Dixon has already won it once, in 2008, and having secured pole position will be hoping for a second victory in Sunday's race. "You don't expect that to happen, especially here".

"I'm not really allowed to talk about it", Davies-Dixon said.

Franchitti won 31 IndyCar races, tied for ninth all-time, and like Dixon won four series titles.

  • Julie Sanders