29 Jun 2009

Scott Dixon wins 19th career IndyCar race

5:22 am on 29 June 2009

New Zealand Indy Car driver Scott Dixon has won his third race of the season, taking out the Indy Challenge in Richmond Virginia.

The defending champion's win is his 19th IndyCar Series career win, matching the all-time record for the series that was formed in 1996.

Dixon held off teammate Dario Franchitti for the final 20 laps, but Franchitti's second place still keeps him two points ahead of Dixon in the overall championship race.

The 18-race season reaches its midpoint next week in New York.