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August 24, 2003 | By Pete Schnatz FOR THE INQUIRER
Scott Dixon didn't yell, leap, or dash around pit road looking for someone to hug following yesterday's sun-splashed qualifying session. The 22-year-old New Zealander had just navigated Nazareth Speedway in an almost effortless manner, turning in a lap of 171.182 m.p.h. that landed him on the pole for today's Firestone Indy 225. But afterward, Dixon showed the slightest hint of a smile as he climbed from his red-and-white Chip Ganassi Racing machine. Apparently, it's hard to work up a good emotional outburst once you've mastered something with almost robotic efficiency.
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July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
LOUDON, N.H. - Brian Vickers pulled into the lead late and took off on the green-white-checkered finish to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The surprise winner snapped a 75-race losing streak in the series with his third career Sprint Cup victory. Vickers drives a part-time schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing. Kyle Busch was second and Jeff Burton third. Pole winner Brad Keselowski was fourth and Aric Almirola fifth. Jimmie Johnson brushed off his 43d-place start to finish sixth.
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August 10, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Scott Dixon didn't start racing IndyCars to set records, but they keep falling anyway. Dixon became IndyCar's career leader in victories with a commanding performance in the Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio yesterday. The win was the 20th of Dixon's career, breaking a tie with former series star Sam Hornish Jr. "To keep that going I'm definitely going to have to keep racing for a lot more years," said Dixon, a native of New Zealand. "But if I can get it to 25, 30, 35, that would be pretty cool.
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May 29, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
INDIANAPOLIS - IndyCar hit the jackpot with the Indianapolis 500: a record number of lead changes, a thrilling final dash for the trophy, a popular podium finish and 500 miles of racing under a blistering sun. "What a tremendous race. We couldn't have asked for anything better for our marquee event," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said Monday. That's the hard sell for the attention-starved series. Despite good racing, strong story lines and colorful characters, IndyCar can't seem to grow its fan base.
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September 8, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jimmie Johnson stormed into NASCAR's the Chase for the Championship by winning his second consecutive race yesterday, getting a big boost as he starts his pursuit of a third straight title this weekend in New Hampshire. The two-time and defending Cup champion passed Tony Stewart and Martin Truex for the lead with 32 laps to go at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, then held off Stewart's late challenge over the final 10 laps in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400. David Ragan and Kasey Kahne were the only two drivers mathematically eligible to race their way into the Chase field.
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May 27, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The Indy Racing League delivered on its promise of a record payoff for the Indianapolis 500. Scott Dixon, who won the race on Sunday, took home a record prize of $2,988,065 at the annual victory dinner last night. It was nearly double the former record of $1.76 million to Buddy Rice in 2004, and the total purse of $14.4 million broke the previous record of $10.7 million handed out last year. "We sat down and talked over the purse structure and thought the increase was significant and appropriate for the greatest spectacle in racing," Speedway president Joie Chitwood said.
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June 1, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Lance Armstrong concluded a relatively quiet Giro d'Italia in 12th place overall yesterday, then jetted home to await the birth of his fourth child. The seven-time Tour de France winner eased off in the race's final stage, an individual time trial run through the ancient streets of Rome on uneven cobblestones made even more slippery by rain. Armstrong finished 53rd in the race against the clock, 1 minute, 19 seconds behind stage winner Ignatas Konovalovas, of Lithuania, and ended 15:59 behind overall race winner Denis Menchov, of Russia.
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March 26, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
HELIO CASTRONEVES used a bold pass of Scott Dixon 27 laps from the finish to win the IndyCar season opener through the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., where he celebrated with a tribute to the late Dan Wheldon . Castroneves stopped his Penske Racing Chevrolet in Turn 10, which earlier this year was renamed Dan Wheldon Way in honor of the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner. After climbing the fence, his traditional victory celebration, he ran to the street sign and patted it, then emotionally doubled over against the wall.
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May 22, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
SCOTT DIXON has never raced at Pocono Raceway, In fact, until yesterday, all he knew was the mountaintop race track is in Pennsylvania. Dixon, a two-time Izod IndyCar series champion, will be racing at 200-plus mph July 7 when the open-wheelers return to Pocono for the first time since 1989 for the Pocono IndyCar 400. "I've spoken to [teammate] Dario [Franchitti] about it," Dixon said during a media session at XFINITY Live! "Even when you look at it on paper, it will be a fantastic track for us to race.
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May 25, 2013 | Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - Shortly before he left his home in Nazareth, Pa., for Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Marco Andretti watched a documentary that showed his grandfather Mario at the famed track. "It was him and [radio announcer] Paul Page. They were walking down the start/finish line and he said, 'You know, I always said I hated this place,' " Andretti recalled his grandfather saying. "And then he paused for a while and said, 'I lied.' That pretty much tells it all. We've been through a lot here, but we live for it. " Five drivers from the Andretti clan have combined to make 80 starts in the Indianapolis 500. Mario Andretti's 1969 victory remains the lone win and the family has been answering questions about the "Andretti Curse" for decades now. It was Michael Andretti who had it the worst, leading 431 laps in 16 career starts and never getting a chance to drink the celebratory milk.
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July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
LOUDON, N.H. - Brian Vickers pulled into the lead late and took off on the green-white-checkered finish to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The surprise winner snapped a 75-race losing streak in the series with his third career Sprint Cup victory. Vickers drives a part-time schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing. Kyle Busch was second and Jeff Burton third. Pole winner Brad Keselowski was fourth and Aric Almirola fifth. Jimmie Johnson brushed off his 43d-place start to finish sixth.
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July 9, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONG POND, Pa. - Scott Dixon tentatively eyed his massive, nontraditional trophy, a hunk of dark rock with a bald eagle carrying an American flag perched on top. Dixon, standing on the podium moments after winning the IndyCar Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon, struggled to grip the heavy award. At Dixon's sides, his Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Charlie Kimball and Dario Franchitti lent a hand as the New Zealander raised the trophy in the winner's circle. The victory was Dixon's first in the IndyCar Series since August, and it was a milestone day for Honda cars and Ganassi Racing.
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July 9, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
LONG POND, Pa. - All weekend the Andrettis of Nazareth were the theme as IndyCar racing returned to Pocono Raceway for the first time since 1989. Marco won the pole for yesterday's Pocono IndyCar 400 Fueled by Sunoco. Two Andretti Autosport teammates shared the front row with Marco. Marco dominated the early portions of the race, leading the most laps (88). But after he had to conserve fuel in his Chevrolet-powered race car he finished a disappointing 10th. Scott Dixon led the first-ever one-two-three finish for Ganassi Racing in any series.
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May 25, 2013 | Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - Shortly before he left his home in Nazareth, Pa., for Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Marco Andretti watched a documentary that showed his grandfather Mario at the famed track. "It was him and [radio announcer] Paul Page. They were walking down the start/finish line and he said, 'You know, I always said I hated this place,' " Andretti recalled his grandfather saying. "And then he paused for a while and said, 'I lied.' That pretty much tells it all. We've been through a lot here, but we live for it. " Five drivers from the Andretti clan have combined to make 80 starts in the Indianapolis 500. Mario Andretti's 1969 victory remains the lone win and the family has been answering questions about the "Andretti Curse" for decades now. It was Michael Andretti who had it the worst, leading 431 laps in 16 career starts and never getting a chance to drink the celebratory milk.
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May 23, 2013 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Staff Writer
NEAR the conclusion of our meeting with IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe Monday, I said, smiling, "We can't let a media session go by without a Danica question. " You'd have thought someone had dialed back the room temperature 30 degrees at XFINITY Live! Talk about a frosty reaction . . . Dixon looked at Briscoe, who returned the "you first" glance. Asked about Danica Patrick's transition from the IndyCar series to NASCAR Sprint Cup this season, Briscoe finally said, "She's looking at it more from a sponsorship and business standpoint.
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May 22, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
SCOTT DIXON has never raced at Pocono Raceway, In fact, until yesterday, all he knew was the mountaintop race track is in Pennsylvania. Dixon, a two-time Izod IndyCar series champion, will be racing at 200-plus mph July 7 when the open-wheelers return to Pocono for the first time since 1989 for the Pocono IndyCar 400. "I've spoken to [teammate] Dario [Franchitti] about it," Dixon said during a media session at XFINITY Live! "Even when you look at it on paper, it will be a fantastic track for us to race.
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May 29, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
INDIANAPOLIS - IndyCar hit the jackpot with the Indianapolis 500: a record number of lead changes, a thrilling final dash for the trophy, a popular podium finish and 500 miles of racing under a blistering sun. "What a tremendous race. We couldn't have asked for anything better for our marquee event," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said Monday. That's the hard sell for the attention-starved series. Despite good racing, strong story lines and colorful characters, IndyCar can't seem to grow its fan base.
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May 28, 2012 | By Jenna Fryer, Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - Dan Wheldon couldn't win his third Indianapolis 500. Dario Franchitti did it for him. And if it wasn't going to be Franchitti, then it would be Scott Dixon. Maybe even Tony Kanaan. No matter what, one of Wheldon's best buddies was going to Victory Lane. In the end, they celebrated a 1-2-3 sweep that honored D-Dub, their missing friend. Franchitti stamped his name in the record books by winning his third Indy 500 on Sunday, a day that started and ended as a tribute to Wheldon, who won the race a year ago but was killed in an October crash in the IndyCar season finale.
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March 26, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
HELIO CASTRONEVES used a bold pass of Scott Dixon 27 laps from the finish to win the IndyCar season opener through the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., where he celebrated with a tribute to the late Dan Wheldon . Castroneves stopped his Penske Racing Chevrolet in Turn 10, which earlier this year was renamed Dan Wheldon Way in honor of the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner. After climbing the fence, his traditional victory celebration, he ran to the street sign and patted it, then emotionally doubled over against the wall.
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May 30, 2011 | By Paul Newberry, Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - J.R. Hildebrand was one turn away from winning the Indianapolis 500 and within sight of the checkered flag when the 23-year-old rookie made the ultimate mistake. Leading by almost four seconds with a lap to go, Hildebrand skidded high into the wall on the final turn, and Dan Wheldon drove past to claim an improbable second Indy 500 win Sunday in his first race of the year. "It's a helpless feeling," Hildebrand said. Wheldon, the 2005 winner but without a full-time ride this season, appeared headed for his third straight runner-up finish when Hildebrand took the white flag needing only to make it through the last of 200 laps around the 21/2-mile speedway.
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