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Scott Dixon wins Pocono IndyCar race in big day for Gnassi Racing

July 7, 2013 at 3:52 PM   |   Comments

LONG POND, Pa., July 7 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon seized the lead with 28 laps remaining and held off Chip Gnassi Racing teammate Charlie Kimball to win Sunday's IndyCar event at Ponono Raceway.

Dixon shook off a 10-grid spot penalty that relegated him to a 17th-place start, eventually overtaking Kimball and beating him to the finish line by 0.46 seconds.

It was the 30th career IndyCar win for Dixon and his first since August at Mid-Ohio.

Kimball's showing matched the best of his career while Dario Franchitti's third-place finish gave Gnassi Racing its first 1-2-3 finish ever in an IndyCar race.

Sunday's race was the first for IndyCar at the Pocono track since 1989.

Penske's Will Power took fourth place while Josef Newgarden rounded out the Top 5.

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