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Dixon adding to IndyCar history


Scott Dixon remembers winning his first IndyCar race more than two decades ago, and the thought of having his name someday mentioned in the same breath as A.J. Foyt, the Unser family and Mario Andretti seemed downright laughable. “There’s some numbers that are achievable,” Dixon explained, “but I think when you look at even getting to the Unsers, then Mario, this sport can be super tricky. You can be in it one minute and out the next.” All these years later, Dixon is still in it. Near the top of it, too. Dixon ended a 22-race winless stretch — a maddening eternity by his standards — when he held off pole sitter Colton Herta on a late restart to win Sunday’s return to the road course in Toronto. It was Dixon’s 52nd win in the series, all but that first with Chip Ganassi Racing, and it moved him into a tie with Andretti for second on the career list. Foyt is the only one left ahead of him, though even Dixon acknowledg­ed his 67 wins might never be touched. “Probably have to be racing well into my 50s for that one,” said Dixon, who turns 42 on Friday.

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