It has been a wild and crazy week for Scott Dixon and things got (much) crazier early on Sunday afternoon.

First, the IndyCar driver was dominant in grabbing pole position in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Then, just hours later, Dixon was reportedly robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant that was less than a mile away from the track that he would be racing on over the weekend.

Now, an incident that took place within the confines of the race itself could certainly make an impact.

Dixon miraculously emerged without significant injury and the entire sporting world celebrated that fact. It was incredible that he was able to walk away unscathed given the way that the car flew and spun but, in this case, defying the laws of physics is, unquestionably, a great thing.

The 36-year-old driver probably would have preferred that his week went very differently, with only the win of pole position as a real positive. Still, things could have been much worse for Scott Dixon and he will almost certainly emerge quite thankful that he was able to walk away scot-free, even with disappointment of not finishing the marquee race of the IndyCar season.

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Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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