Dixon is fastest at Texas

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS -

Scott Dixon had a dom­i­nat­ing run in the Fire­stone 600 at Texas Mo­tor Speed­way, win­ning by 7.8 sec­onds over team­mate Tony Kanaan in the fastest IndyCar Se­ries race ever at the Fort Worth track.

Dixon led 97 of the 248 laps in a race that had only two cau­tions. His sec­ond win of the sea­son came with an av­er­age speed of191.940 mph.

Af­ter anx­i­ety about how the cars would han­dle on the high-speed, high-banked Texas track with the new aero kits, es­pe­cially af­ter three Chevro­lets went air­borne dur­ing prac­tice for the In­di­anapo­lis 500, there were no ac­ci­dents. Driv­ing the No. 9 Chevro­let for Chip Ganassi Rac­ing, Dixon got his 37th ca­reer win. The New Zealan­der also won in 2008 at Texas, which has been host of 27 IndyCar races. Team Penske driv­ers He­lio Cas­tron­eves and Juan Pablo Mon­toya fin­ished third and fourth.

An­tron Brown raced to his third con­sec­u­tive No. 1 qual­i­fy­ing po­si­tion in top fuel in the Toy­ota NHRA Sum­mer­na­tion­als at Old Bridge Town­ship Race­way Park at English­town, N.J. Cruz Pe­dregon topped the funny-car field, Greg An­der­son was the fastest in pro­s­tock, and Chip El­lis led the pro-stock mo­tor­cy­cle field. Pe­dregon had a 3.967 at 306.53 in a Toy­ota Camry, An­der­son fin­ished in 6.479 at 214.76 in a Chevro­let Ca­maro, and El­lis had a 6.801at197.16 on a Buell. Reign­ing For­mula One cham­pion Lewis Hamil­ton took the pole for the Cana­dian Grand Prix at Mon­treal, his fourth at the track and his sixth in seven races this sea­son.

Ryan Dungey won the Ten­nessee Na­tional at Muddy Creek Race­way for his sec­ond straight Lu­cas Oil ProMo­tocross vic­tory at Blountville, Tenn. RCH Soar­ing Ea­gle Suzuki’s Ken Roczen was sec­ond over­all.

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