Dixon is fastest at Texas
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.