Don't let that vote for Scott Dixon and/or Ryan Hunter-Reay for ESPY Award slip away
Jul 12, 2014
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and recently-crowned Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay are nominees in the "Best Driver" category for the annual ESPY Awards.
Voting is open until 9 p.m. (ET) July 16. VOTE HERE
Andretti Autosport's Hunter-Reay earned the Best Driver award in 2013 after claiming his first Verizon IndyCar Series title -- and first by an American since Sam Hornish Jr. in 2006 -- in the dramatic 2012 season finale at Auto Club Speedway. He won the 98th Indianapolis 500 on May 25 in a late-race duel with three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves.
Dixon, who earned the Verizon P1 Award for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, earned his third series title with a late-season run that saw him rally from a nearly 80-point deficit. He earned a victory in the opening round of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston -- the penultimate event of the season -- and was runner-up in the second race. He finished fifth in 500-mile finale at Auto Club Speedway to claim the championship by 27 points over Castroneves.
Drake hosts the ESPY Awards, which will be broadcast on ESPN at 9 p.m. (ET) July 16 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.