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Dixon’s fight-back for third


After one of his worst qualifying positions, 23rd, Scott Dixon fought through the field to finish third in the latest round of the IZOD IndyCar Series at Iowa Speedway

Mario Andretti won the Iowa Corn Indy 250 from Tony Kanaan, his first victory in 78 races since August 2006 at Infineon Raceway.

Andretti overtook former Andretti Autosport teammate Tony Kanaan on Lap 232 for the lead and went on to a 0.7932-of-a-second victory in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer.

Scott Dixon charged from 23rd on the starting grid to finish third and Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Dario Franchitti, who led the most laps, was fifth. Rookie JR Hildebrand, the Indianapolis 500 runner-up, passed Franchitti on Lap 242 for fourth place.

"We didn't have the best car out there but it was a tough race with lots of traffic," Dixon said. "All in all great day for both cars. We made some changes and got to work on the car, which was really loose. It feels like a win coming from 23rd to third."

With the third-place result, Dixon becomes the only driver to finish every race at Iowa inside the top-10.  He now moves up to third in the series 73 points behind Franchitti (303) who takes over the lead from Will Power (283)who crashed out of the race.

The tenth round of the series takes place on the 10th July on the streets of Toronto, Canada.

Race results (Top 5)       
1    Marco Andretti   
2    Tony Kanaan   
3    Scott Dixon   
4    JR Hildebrand   
5    Dario Franchitti    
Points Table (Top 5 after nine rounds)       
1    Dario Franchitti    303
2    Will Power    283
3    Scott Dixon    230
4    Oriol Servia    214
5    Tony Kanaan    211

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