Dixon outruns Franchitti for win at Richmond

From NBC12 Sports

RICHMOND, VA (AP) - Scott Dixon grabbed the lead from teammate Dario Franchitti in the only spot he could have - on pit road - and made a bit of history on Saturday night.

Dixon won for the 19th time in the IndyCar Series in Richmond, tying Sam Hornish Jr.'s career victories record, and says the night could have been a turning point in the season.

While he and Franchitti gave Target Chip Ganassi Racing a 1-2 finish, the other dynamic team - Team Penske - had a miserable night in which neither Ryan Briscoe, the points leader at the start, or Helio Castroneves finished.

Castroneves wound up 17th, Briscoe 19th.

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