Following his sixth IndyCar title, Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon commented that he had initially been surprised by how rapidly the 2020 season had evolved into a two-horse race between himself and defending champion Josef Newgarden. Then, he said, came the realisation why this was so: his rival from Team Penske had emulated his own style of making sure bad days were as good as possible.
"That's what wins championships," Dixon told Autosport, "and I think that's the way Newgarden and that side of Penske has really altered the way that they race - which makes it tougher for us!
"It's all about turning the rubbish runs into top fives or even podiums, and the #1 team has become very good at that. They've learned what we learned - that top fives are pretty valuable..."