27 Jun 2014

Dixon up for best driver award

11:40 am on 27 June 2014

The New Zealand driver and reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has been nominated for the Best Driver gong at the annual American sports awards the ESPY's.

Dixon, driver of the No.9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, earned his third series title last year with a late-season run as he rallied from a 80-point deficit to win by 27 points over Helio Castroneves.

Dixon says he's honoured to be nominated.

Fellow Indy Car driver and recently-crowned Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay is also nominated.

The ESPY's award ceremony takes place on July 17th (NZ time).