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Dixon improves to fourth in IndyCar series

NZN 11/07/2016

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon has finished third at the Iowa 300 to improve one place to fourth overall in the IndyCar series.

American Josef Newgarden dominated the 300-lap oval course race at Iowa Speedway after finishing runner-up in each of the last two years.

Starting from the front row, he led for an IndyCar-record 282 laps to notch a third IndyCar career win.

The previous record for most laps led in a race was 250, when Ryan Hunter-Reay led from start to finish at the 2004 Milwaukee Mile.

Australian Will Power finished second, more than 4sec behind, while four-time series champion Dixon was another 1.2sec back in third.

Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud was fourth and maintains his overall lead although it has been reduced to 64 points by Newgarden.

It was a solid drive from Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dixon, who was placed second to fifth throughout the two-hour race. He challenged Newgarden for the lead during a short period near the finish but was passed by Power with four laps remaining.

He moves ahead of Brazilian Team Penske veteran Helio Castroneves, who was one of five drivers that failed to finish.

The drivers have less than a week to prepare for the 11th round in Toronto.

IndyCar standings: Simon Pagenaud (France) 409 points, Josef Newgarden (USA) 345, Will Power (Australia) 334, Scott Dixon (NZ) 316, Helio Castroneves (Brazil) 305, Tony Kanaan (Brazil) 306.

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