• Dixon wins marred Detroit GP

    June 04, 2012 No comments

    Scott Dixon has won IndyCar’s Detroit Grand Prix that was marred because poor track conditions stopped the race for a little more than two hours.

    A red flag halted the event Sunday 45 laps into a race that was scheduled for 90 laps and shortened to 60.

    Belle Isle’s 2.07-mile road course that hadn’t hosted a race since 2008 had chunks of asphalt and concrete missing. Pot holes and grooves that were recently filled with tar became exposed. Crews filled the gaps with epoxy that settled enough for the race to resume.

    The sprint to the finish was stunted by a caution flag because light rain made a slick track even more slippery. Dixon pulled away after the final restart on lap 55 for his first win of the season.

    Posted by in IRL, Local Sports

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