Just hours after claiming poll position for this year's Indianapolis 500 motor race, New Zealander Scott Dixon has been robbed at gunpoint in a restaurant holdup.
Dixon and his former teammate Dario Franchitti had called at the Taco Bell drive-thru when two armed teenagers held a gun to Dixon's head.
Dixon's wife Emma was originally reported to have been at the restaurant when the incident occurred, but Newshub now understands that is not the case.
Emma Dixon was planning on travelling to the Taco Bell with her husband and Franchitti, but ultimately decided to stay at their base.
Police say two boys, aged 14 and 15, were later arrested.
"After such a wonderful day at the track to get robbed at gunpoint - get a gun pointed to your head - [while] buying a $20 meal, it's kinda scary. You'd never think that'd happen to us here," he told Newshub.
Dixon was picking up food for a group of drivers, IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan told media.
"While they were ordering with their windows down two guys approached at gun point," he said.
In a statement, Chip Ganassi Racing said Dixon and Franchitti would refrain from making comments so Scott could focus on the upcoming Indianapolis 500.
"Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti are completely fine after being held up last night by two men at a fast food restaurant in Speedway, Ind.
"Thank you to everyone for all of your concerns about their well-being."
Sources close to Dixon say he will put the scare behind him and will now be fully focused on the Indy500 this weekend.