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Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

TORONTO (AP) — It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden's day until he hit a wall and opened the way for Scott Dixon.

Newgarden, the two-time winner who started from the pole position, had a third Toronto IndyCar title in his sights. Then on Turn 11 of lap 33, the American hit the wall, allowing Dixon to overtake him for the lead and get his third win in the event.

"When I saw it — the seas were parting — away we went, which for us, especially for the championship, he's our closest competitor right now," Dixon said. "That's where our race was won today, through the bad luck or bad situation that Josef had."

Standings: 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Jul. 16
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kyle Busch7991
2Kevin Harvick7402
3Martin Truex Jr6893
4Joey Logano6484
5Brad Keselowski6305
6Clint Bowyer6296
7Kurt Busch6017
8Kyle Larson5818
9Denny Hamlin5599
10Ryan Blaney54610
11Aric Almirola53411
12Jimmie Johnson48412

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Paul Tracy has no taste for 'vanilla' IndyCar racing

TORONTO (AP) — Paul Tracy wants drivers to get a little nastier.

Back when he was racing, Tracy was famously involved in dustups, notably with fellow drivers Alex Tagliani and Sebastien Bourdais, going so far as to criticize them for keeping their helmets on during confrontations.

Tracy won 31 times in IndyCar and has no regrets about how he handled himself on the track. In fact, the 49-year-old Canadian believes the series' current drivers are too "vanilla" and "corporate," unwilling to stir up the rivalries he says are necessary to market the sport.

"I was OK with being the guy that wore the black hat in this series for a long time," Tracy told The Canadian Press by phone this week.