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JUNE 13, 2018

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Scott Dixon (
No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing PNC Bank Honda Turbo V6) won the DXC Technology 600 under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. It was career win No. 43 for the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, moving Dixon ahead of Michael Andretti and into sole possession of third place on the all-time victory list. Only A.J. Foyt (67) and Mario Andretti (52) have more Indy car wins. "It's really cool," Dixon said. "Obviously, I have massive respect for a lot of these drivers, but when you look at those names - A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, the Unsers - to me it still seems very strange that 'Dixon' is on that list, too." "I love the Verizon IndyCar Series. I think it's the best racing on the planet, one of the most difficult with all the disciplines. For me, man, I just hope it continues. I hope we can keep a winning style, pick up wins." Dixon started seventh but didn't take the lead until the 130th of 248 laps on the high-banked superspeedway oval. But once he assumed first place, Dixon never surrendered it, leading the final 119 laps and winning by 4.2943 seconds over Simon Pagenaud. The victory pushed the 37-year-old to the top of the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings for the first time since the Toronto race in July 2017. "All-around great team effort," Dixon said. "Everybody at the PNC Bank crew was good. Car setup was obviously phenomenal, strategy was perfect, so it's nice to have one of those nights. It's not too often you get sort of a runaway, especially in the series at the moment."
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As if we didn't know it already, Scott Dixon is one of the all-time greats of Indy car racing.

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Simon Pagenaud led 26 laps in the No. 22 Team Penske DXC Technology Chevrolet Turbo V6 on the way to second place, his best finish of the season. "It was a pretty fast-paced race, quite physical," said Pagenaud, the 2016 series champion. "I was just trying to manage the (car) balance. It was quite fun, actually. We had to keep up with the tires, keep up with the balance of the car throughout the stints and also relay to the pit what you needed for the next one... "It was fun. I had a lot of good battles, especially with Alexander (Rossi) at the end. Gave me some gray hair, the last 30 laps. But we managed to hold him off."

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Alexander Rossi (running behind Simon Pagenaud) led seven laps in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport NAPA Auto Parts Honda Turbo V6 and finished third. Rossi moved up one position in the standings and is now 23 points behind leader Dixon after nine of 17 races on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.  


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Clint Bowyer (No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford) won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Bowyer led eight of the 133 laps in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for his second win of the season and tenth of his Cup career. Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Jimmy John's Ford) led a race-high 49 laps and finished second, while Kurt Busch (No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford) led 46 laps and completed a 1-2-3 sweep for Stewart-Haas Racing, a first for the organization.
Title defender Lucas di Grassi (No. 1 
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Audi e-tron FE4) won the Formula E Zurich E-Prix in Switzerland. It was the first international race held on Swiss soil since 1954. The return of international motorsport attracted far more than 100,000 spectators to the city circuit in the financial district of the metropolis. For di Grassi, this marked his seventh career Formula E win and his first victory in the 2017/2018 season. Sam Bird (No. 2 DS Virgin) was second and Jerome d'Ambrosio (No. 7 Dragon Racing) finished third. 

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