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Dixon ties for 2nd in IndyCar wins


Scott Dixon had been waiting more than a year to join Mario Andretti in second place on IndyCar’s career wins list. The only one ahead of the New Zealander now is A.J. Foyt. The six-time series champion snapped a 22-race winless streak Sunday when he held off pole sitter Colton Herta and Felix Rosenqvist on a late restart to win in the series’ return to Toronto following a three-year hiatus. Dixon’s 52nd career win came more than 21 years after his first triumph in Pennsylvan­ia — the only one of his career that didn’t come with Chip Ganassi Racing — and puts him some rarified air. The next victory moves Dixon, who turns 42 on Friday, past Andretti and continues the climb toward Foyt, who holds a record that may never be broken with 67 career wins. “It’s amazing. Honestly, to be close to Mario — I’m so thankful we still have A.J. and him in the pits,” Dixon said. “... I feel so lucky to be part of this group.” Herta finished second for Andretti Autosport. Rosenqvist was third, Graham Rahal fourth and Marcus Ericsson finished fifth to further pad his points lead.

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