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Dixon completes IndyCar sweep of Toronto

TORONTO — Scott Dixon pulled off a weekend sweep on the streets of Toronto and vaulted into title contention.

Dixon was barely challenged Sunday at Exhibition Place, even after two late restarts at Honda Indy Toronto Race 2.

It was Dixon's third consecutive win — in seven days — and moved him to second in points, 29 behind Helio Castroneves, who ran second.

"What a turnaround in a couple weeks," said Dixon, who earned a $100,000 bonus from IndyCar sponsor Sonax.

He also moved into seventh place all-time in IndyCar victories — and tops among active drivers — with 32, breaking a tie with teammate Dario Franchitti, Sebastien Bourdais and Paul Tracy. Next up is Al Unser Jr. at 34.

"They were in a different league, Scott and (the) Ganassi guys, I was pushing," Castroneves said. "Whatever he is taking for breakfast, I want it."

Bourdais, a St. Petersburg resident, finished third for his second podium in two days.

Castroneves' Penske teammate, Will Power, wrecked on the final lap, just like Saturday, and finished 18th.

Dixon completes IndyCar sweep of Toronto 07/14/13 [Last modified: Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:36pm]
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