Dixon wins again at Texas in IndyCar's delayed season opener

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) IndyCar packed every bit of its delayed season-opening event into one long, hot day in Texas without any fans in the stands. Scott Dixon was the fastest for most of it at a place he knows well.

Dixon, a five-time IndyCar champion, took the checkered flag at dusk Saturday for his fourth win at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked oval, where drivers also practiced and qualified earlier in the day. The 39-year-old New Zealander raced to his 47th career victory and matched A.J. Foyt's record of 18 seasons with a win.

"It was such a team effort," said Dixon, third on the career wins list behind Foyt's 67 and Mario Andretti's 52. "It's just so fast. Any situation we were in, we could just go for it."

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IndyCar Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 S.Dixon 53 1
2 S.Pagenaud 40 0
3 J.Newgarden 37 0
4 Z.Veach 33 0
5 E.Carpenter 30 0
6 C.Daly 28 0
7 C.Herta 26 0
8 R.Hunter-Reay 24 0
9 O.Askew 22 0
10 T.Kanaan 20 0
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