Scott Dixon leads last 119 laps for IndyCar win at Texas - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Scott Dixon leads last 119 laps for IndyCar win at Texas

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Scott Dixon led the last 119 laps at Texas on Saturday night, winning for the second weekend in a row and breaking a tie for the third-most career wins in Indy-car history.

Dixon got for his 43rd career victory, a week after winning the first of two races 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.

More AP auto racing: www.racing.ap.org

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly