Scott Dixon emerges from the dust after a turn 1 incident

PORTLAND, Oregon — All Scott Dixon could see was dirt flying. He feared the worst, that his race and possibly his Verizon IndyCar Series points lead in pursuit of a fifth season championship were lost in a first-lap cloud of dust.

Carlos Munoz

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced on Wednesday that veteran Carlos Munoz will drive the team’s No. 6 Lucas Oil SPM Honda in place of injured Robert Wickens at the final two Verizon IndyCar Series races of the season – the Grand Prix of Portland on Sunday and the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sept. 16.