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Indy Drivers Robbed at Gunpoint at Taco Bell Drive-Thru

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Former driver Dario Franchitti of Scotland and Scott Dixon of New Zealand driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet stand on pit wall prior to qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at the Streets of St. Petersburg on March 29, 2014, in St Petersburg, Florida. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 22 May 2017 02:41 PM

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and retired racer Dario Franchitti were reportedly robbed at gunpoint late Sunday while at a Taco Bell drive-thru not far from the Indy 500 racetrack.

IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan said Dixon went to the restaurant to get food for himself and a group of his fellow drivers, according to USA Today.

"While they were ordering with their windows down two guys approached at gunpoint," Kanaan told the Indianapolis Star. "They held a gun at Dixon's head and asked him for his wallet and his phone."

The drivers decided to make the food run a little before 10 p.m., the New York Daily News noted.

"I decided that we need to grab dinner and Dixon was gonna buy dinner for obvious reasons," Kanaan said in a video posted by the Indianapolis Star. "We're hanging in the bus lot, so we sent him out to get some drive-thru here on 16th Street at Taco Bell."

"You don't expect that to happen, especially here," he said, regarding the robbery. "I don't know. It's like, you're going through a drive-thru. I'm never gonna be, like, alert at a drive-thru thinking someone's gonna point a gun at my head while I'm trying to buy a $20 fast food.”

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrested two juvenile suspects in connection to the incident.

Dixon's wife was also in the car at the time of the robbery, but no one was injured, according to reports.

The incident took place just a few hours after Dixon had won the pole for this Sunday's race, which will be the 101st race to happen at Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and retired racer Dario Franchitti were reportedly robbed at gunpoint late Sunday while at a Taco Bell drive-thru not far from the Indy 500 racetrack.
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