Dixon takes sizeable Indycar points lead with Texas oval win

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Scott Dixon won his second consecutive IndyCar Series race to quickly break a tie for the third-most career wins in open-wheel racing.

Dixon led 119 of 248 laps at Texas on Saturday night for his 43rd career victory. A week ago at Detroit, he won to match Michael Andretti’s 42 wins. Dixon trails only A.J. Foyt’s 67 wins and Mario Andretti’s 52.

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 were being penalized for avoidable contact.

It is Dixon’s third win at the 1 1/2-mile Texas oval.

Dixon takes sizeable Indycar points lead with Texas oval win

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