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Forbes Top 10 Well Paid New Zealand Athletes And Their 2018 Networth

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3. Scott Dixon – $11 Million


Scott Ronald Dixon MNZM (born 22 July 1980) is a New Zealand professional racing driver. Competing for Chip Ganassi Racing since joining IndyCar, Dixon has won the championship in 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2015, and he won the 92nd Indianapolis 500 in 2008 from pole position. With 41 wins, Dixon is the leading non-U.S. driver in American Championship Cars, and is the leading active driver in the current IndyCar Series with 40 wins. He is also a two-time overall winner and one-time GTLM winner at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

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He was selected in a worldwide poll among fans as one of the 33 greatest drivers in Indianapolis 500 history. Among other notable awards won by Dixon are the Jim Clark Trophy (1999, 2001, 2004) and the Bruce McLaren Trophy (2003, 2008). In the 2009 New Year Honours, he was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to motorsport, and he was New Zealand’s Sportsman of the Year in 2008 and 2013.

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