Will Power
Oct 6

IndyCar: Power Holds Off New Championship Leader Dixon To Win Race 2

Will Power holds up the first place trophy along with second place Scott Dixon (L) and third place  James Hinchcliffe(R) after Sunday's Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

holds up the first place trophy along with second place (L) and third place (R) after Sunday’s Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon took control of the championship race when suffered his second mechanical failure in two days at the Grand Prix of Houston, where the race ended when Dario Franchitti’s car went airborne into the fence on the final lap.

The accident in Turn 5 happened when the car of four-time IndyCar champion Franchitti launched over ’s and sailed into the fence. Debris was showered into the grandstand from both the cars colliding and the impact with the fence, and Franchitti’s badly damaged car bounced back onto the track. E.J. Viso then hit Sato’s car.

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Oct 5

IndyCar: Dixon Shrinks Points Deficit With Houston Win

Scott Dixon celebrates after winning Race1 of the Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates after winning Race1 of the Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon made the opening race of the Houston Grand Prix a Penske Racing nightmare, grabbing a series-best fourth victory while slicing a huge chunk off ’ lead in the championship race.

Dixon, who entered Saturday’s race trailing Castroneves by 49 points, cut his deficit to eight points heading into Sunday’s race. A sweep of the doubleheader through Reliant Park would put the New Zealander in control headed into the Oct. 19 finale at Fontana, California.

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Sep 6

IndyCar Driver Dixon Fined, Placed On Probation

IndyCar Driver Dixon Fined, Placed On Probation

of New Zealand, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda (Photo: Getty Images)

fined Scott Dixon $30,000 on Friday and placed him on probation through the end of the year for disparaging comments after the .

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Aug 31

Dixon Wins The Pole For Road Race At Baltimore

Scott Dixon. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

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After the pit road commotion at Sonoma, Scott Dixon still sent a congratulatory text to winner .

Yes, Dixon’s penalty wiped out his shot at a victory, but he was at least going to be a good sport.

“I respect Will. He’s a fantastic driver,” Dixon said. “We’re going to be competing, hopefully, together for a lot of years.”

That competition, for now, means they can’t seem to get away from each other on the track.

Power spun Dixon in Saturday’s practice. But Dixon got the final payback when he swiped the pole from Power on the last lap of qualifying to take the top spot for the .

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