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Dixon has day to forget at Honda GP


Two incidents saw Kiwi Scott Dixon come away from the Honda Grand Prix in St Petersburg with no points

Australian Will Power won the rain-delayed Honda Grand Prix this morning (NZ time), his second IndyCar victory for 2010 and the third win of his career.

Power managed to avoid trouble that plagued other drivers on the slick track and held off Justin Wilson by nearly a full second.

Power's Penske teammates Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves came in third and fourth.

Power now has a 44-point lead over defending series champion Dario Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Wilson in the 2010 standings.

Franchitti was fifth, Alex Tagliani sixth and Danica Patrick - who started 21st - worked her way up to seventh at the end.

Starting from 11th, Scott Dixon made contact with Mario Moraes in turn one, about one-third of the way through the race. The left front of Dixon's car was damaged, then flapped up to obstruct his view. He got into the pits and back out without incident, and managed to work his way toward the front.

Then after a crash-induced restart, Dixon clipped the inside wall of turn nine and careened across the track, coming to a stop.

"The car was really good. ... Just two mistakes on my part," Dixon said.

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