INDYCAR: Scott Dixon & Dario Franchitti Robbed At Gunpoint

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Indianapolis 500 polesitter Scott Dixon (pictured) was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — Barely four hours after winning the pole for the 101st Indianapolis 500 with the fastest four-lap run in 21 years, Scott Dixon’s emotional roller-coaster took a shocking turn.

Dixon and friend and retired teammate Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, after Dixon earlier in the day posted a qualifying average of 232.164 miles per hour at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

According to FOX 59 in Indianapolis, the robbery took place at 10 p.m. at the Taco Bell on West 16th Street in Indianapolis, just a half-mile from the track.

Dixon, his wife Emma and Franchitti were all present during the robbery, and none of the three were harmed in the incident.

The report by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department incident report said, “The victims stated two males robbed them at gunpoint and fled north on Berwick (Avenue) on foot.”

Two teenage suspects, ages 14 and 15, were later arrested by authorities.

FOX 59 Indianapolis contributed to this report.

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