Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

Jason Priestley waves the green flag to start an IndyCar auto race in Toronto, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden's day until he hit a wall and opened the way for Scott Dixon.

Newgarden, the two-time winner who started from the pole position, had a third Toronto IndyCar title in his sights. Then on Turn 11 of lap 33, the American hit the wall, allowing Dixon to overtake him for the lead and get his third win in the event.

"When I saw it - the seas were parting - away we went, which for us, especially for the championship, he's our closest competitor right now," Dixon said. "That's where our race was won today, through the bad luck or bad situation that Josef had."

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IndyCar Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 S.Dixon 464 3
2 J.Newgarden 402 3
3 A.Rossi 394 1
4 R.Hunter-Reay 373 1
5 W.Power 371 2
6 R.Wickens 339 0
7 S.Pagenaud 320 0
8 G.Rahal 313 0
9 J.Hinchcliffe 312 1
10 M.Andretti 266 0
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