joined 11 Jan 08
Posted - 23 May 2017 : 05:22:35
This sounds incredibly fake, but it is all over a quite a few news stations. Only in America....:
Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti robbed at Taco Bell drive-thru
12:31 PM ET
ESPN.com news services
Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon and former IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at a Taco Bell drive-thru Sunday in Indianapolis, according to a police report obtained by ESPN.
Dixon, his wife, Emma Davies-Dixon, and Franchitti were robbed at around 9:40 p.m. local time at the restaurant, which is located less than a mile from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hours earlier, Dixon set the fastest qualifying time in 21 years there.
Two males, ages 15 and 14, were arrested, according to the police report. Both were charged with robbery, while the 15-year-old was also charged with resisting law enforcement.
The teenagers allegedly took credit cards as well as Davies-Dixon's wallet and identification.
Dixon and Franchitti declined to comment to reporters Monday, while Chip Ganassi Racing released a statement saying the drivers are "completely fine."
"Thank you to everyone for all of your concerns about their well-being," the statement read. "However, we will allow the Speedway/Indianapolis police departments to handle the situation and while they conduct their investigation we will refrain from making any further comments to allow Scott to focus on the upcoming Indianapolis 500."
Dixon's teammate Tony Kanaan told reporters Monday that he was supposed to be with them Sunday night when Dixon went out to buy food for a number of drivers.
"Obviously, I'm glad they're OK," Kanaan said. "Now obviously I can make fun of them big time."
Team owner Chip Ganassi also took a lighthearted approach to the incident in a tweet Monday.
Dixon will start on the pole for the third time at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. The four-time series champion won the Indy 500 from the pole in 2008.
Franchitti is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner who retired following a massive crash at the 2013 IndyCar race in Houston. He suffered a broken back and right ankle and a concussion in the crash.