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Scott Dixon gets another IndyCar win on road course in Wisconsin

26 June 2017

Helio Castroneves will start Sunday's Kohler Grand Prix from pole position - the 50th of his IndyCar career and third this season - after a blistering lap at Road America.

Scott Dixon will start from fifth place at the Kohler Grand Prix as he looks to maintain his IndyCar Series lead. His vehicle had a fuel pressure problem during the morning practice, and he got only a single lap to do a systems check and never got up to full speed. In the race's second year back after an eight-year hiatus, Dixon earned the first victory of his career at the historic racetrack. Dixon's first victory since Watkins Glen in September was his 41st career win, moving him within one of tying Michael Andretti for third on the list of drivers with the most IndyCar wins.

His team-mate Will Power was just.06 of a second behind in second, while fellow Team Penske drivers Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud were third and fourth respectively. Until that point, Newgarden thought he might have had an edge with Dixon on tires.

It was also Dixon's first win in the 55-lap feature over the 4.014-mile (6.46km), 14-turn countryside road circuit at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

"Just an ill-timed caution", Newgarden said.

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Hull interrupted a post-race interview with Dixon just long enough to give the driver a celebratory hug. Tim Cindric, president at Team Penske, said Diuguid will have company on the pit box to lend a helping hand in guiding the No. 3 REV Group Team Penske Chevrolet.

Rossi finished 13th, while Kanaan finished last.

SATO SENT BACK: Indy 500 victor Takuma Sato had a disappointing day. He finished 19th, unable to recover after his No. 26 Honda hit the wall coming out of turn 11. Takuma Sato sat out the Sunday morning warm-up session with a sore neck. The immigration issue prevented the Russian driver from making it to Road America for practice Friday.

After taking first on Sunday, his next chance to tie Andretti will come on July 9 when he races at the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. Newgarden is the defending champion at the almost mile-long track.

Ganassi's Max Chilton replicated his qualifying performance from Road America a year ago, grabbing seventh fastest time, just 0.06sec away from the Firestone Fast Six and just ahead of the fastest Andretti Autosport-Honda, that of Marco Andretti.

Scott Dixon gets another IndyCar win on road course in Wisconsin