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Scott Dixon wins Indy 500

May 25, 2008 at 5:43 PM   |   Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (UPI) -- New Zealand's Scott Dixon captured Sunday's 92nd Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis by 1.7498 seconds over Vitor Meira of Brazil.

He won it by out-distancing Meira, Marco Andretti, Helio Castroneves and Ed Carpenter in the final laps.

It was Dixon's first Indy 500 victory and the second Indy 500 win for team owner Chip Ganassi.

He led the race 115 of its 200 laps, but a solid final pit stop secured the victory.

"What a day," he said in a post-race television interview. "You just thought something was going to go wrong. What a day. We had a good car. We just had to stay ahead of those other cars."

Dixon was in second place, but his crew took only seven seconds at the final pit to give him the chance to beat Meira to the checkered flag.

Ryan Briscoe and Danica Patrick were involved in a late collision and neither was able to finish.

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