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Sport Scott Dixon leads last 119 laps for IndyCar win at Texas

06:25  10 june  2018
06:25  10 june  2018 Source:   ap.org

Dixon doesn't need superlatives: his greatness is now implicit

  Dixon doesn't need superlatives: his greatness is now implicit Greatness is expected from Scott Dixon, and it is delivered. Every weekend, including Saturday night at Texas when he got career win No. 43.He is simply Scott Dixon. The greatness is implicit. It accompanies his name each time we hit the keys or utter the syllables. The name Dixon now fits in comfortably adjacent to the other iconic names of the sport. Foyt, Andretti, Unser – though that still doesn't seem quite right to Dixon.

Dixon surges to IndyCar points lead with 2 wins in 8 days. Scott Dixon , of New Zealand, crosses the finish line to win the IndyCar auto race Saturday A week after a matching victory, Dixon led the last 119 laps in the IndyCar Series race at Texas on Saturday night to move ahead of Andretti with

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Scott Dixon led the last 119 laps at Texas on Saturday night, winning his second consecutive IndyCar Series race and quickly breaking a tie for the third-most career wins in open-wheel racing.

Alexander Rossi makes a pit stop during the IndyCar auto race Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)© The Associated Press Alexander Rossi makes a pit stop during the IndyCar auto race Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

FORT WORTH, Texas — Scott Dixon led the last 119 laps at Texas on Saturday night, winning his second consecutive IndyCar Series race and breaking a tie for the third-most career wins in open-wheel racing.

Dixon got for his 43rd career victory, a week after winning at Detroit to match Michael Andretti. Dixon trails only A.J. Foyt's 67 wins and Mario Andretti's 52.

After taking the lead on the 1 1/2-mile Texas oval, he never gave it up. It was Dixon's third victory at Texas.

Before separate late incidents involving Will Power and Ed Carpenter, the top two finishers at the Indianapolis 500, Dixon was close to lapping the field.

IndyCar said Power and Carpenter both would be penalized for avoidable contact.

Power held the points lead coming into the race, but Dixon took over that with his 4.3-second win over Simon Pagenaud. Alexander Rossi finished third, with James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay rounding out the top five.

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