Scott Dixon admitted that he was disappointed with his second-place finish in Sunday's IndyCar race at Barber Motorsports Park after leading the most laps.
The Target Ganassi driver looked to be in control of the race during the third stint, but a combination of time lost in traffic and in the pits allowed Penske's Will Power to jump him during the final pit stops. Dixon attempted to chase the Australian down after a late restart before finally running out of tires and conceding the win.
"Once I caught [HVM's] Simona [de Silvestro], we slowed down two or three seconds a lap," he said. "With the new car, when you get into the wake of another, especially on older tires, you lose so much rear grip and it's hard to get around them. Once we had that, then [had to wait for EJ] Viso on the way out [of the pits], then the yellow fell.
"I'm kind of disappointed. I think we had the car to beat. We had the speed and for the most part the right strategy, but just wasn't our day today."
The Kiwi is currently second in the standings behind Penske's Helio Castroneves.