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Sports Scott Dixon dominates first race of IndyCar weekend doubleheader at Texas

05:40  02 may  2021
05:40  02 may  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

O'Ward sets track record at Barber, Johnson ready for debut

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FORT WORTH, Texas — After passing Alex Palou for the lead on Lap 3, nobody could beat Scott Dixon as he won Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

a person riding a motorcycle on a track: May 1, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Chip Ganassi Racing driver Scott Dixon (9) of New Zealand during the running of the Genesys 300 race at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports © Jerome Miron, Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports May 1, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Chip Ganassi Racing driver Scott Dixon (9) of New Zealand during the running of the Genesys 300 race at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dixon led 206 of the 212 laps at the 1.44-mile oval in a record-breaking drive. By winning, Dixon has now won at least one race in 19 seasons, breaking A.J. Foyt’s record of 18 different seasons.

The 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner now has 51 wins, just one win behind Mario Andretti on the all-time win list and 16 behind Foyt. Dixon, the reigning series champion, has won six IndyCar season titles in his career — again trailiing Foyt, who holds the record with seven.

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Scott McLaughlin finished second in his first oval race, just .2646 seconds behind Dixon.

McLaughlin’s last pit stop vaulted him to second place and he was not passed. Behind McLaughlin was Pato O’Ward. O’Ward gambled on strategy in the last half of the race and gained many positions on new tires. Dixon’s teammate Alex Palou was fourth and Graham Rahal was fifth. Palou was the only other leader, leading six laps.

Last week’s winner Colton Herta was running fifth late in the race but retired from the race on Lap 190 after his brakes failed. Herta finished 22nd.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Scott Dixon dominates first race of IndyCar weekend doubleheader at Texas

Drew Scott Tearfully Recalls Jonathan's Heartbreaking Best Man Speech: I Wanted 'Him to Find Someone' .
Drew Scott and Linda Phan celebrated their three year anniversary on Tuesday with an emotional YouTube video in which they watched their wedding video for the first time in honor of their third anniversary, and it brought up one memory from Drew's twin Jonathan's best man speech at the reception that left them both teary-eyed. In a special YouTube video shared Tuesday, above, which films Drew, 43, and Phan, 36, as they watch the video from their 2018 Italy wedding for the first time, the couple were reminded of a few sweet moments from before, during and after the ceremony.

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