Dixon surges to IndyCar points lead with 2 wins in 8 days

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Even with all the speed, Scott Dixon still hadn't led a lap all season when he left Indianapolis last month.

Now with two wins in a span of eight days, four-time IndyCar Series champ Dixon heads into the back half of the season as the points leader. Both previous times he won at Texas, like he just did for a third time with a dominating performance, Dixon also won the season title.

"We won two races and led a bunch of laps. That's a positive," Dixon said after his win late Saturday night at the 1 1/2-mile Texas oval, a week after the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing car also went to Victory Lane in the first race of the Detroit doubleheader.

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IndyCar Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 S.Dixon 357 2
2 A.Rossi 334 1
3 W.Power 321 2
4 R.Hunter-Reay 308 1
5 J.Newgarden 289 2
6 G.Rahal 250 0
7 R.Wickens 244 0
8 S.Pagenaud 229 0
9 S.Bourdais 218 1
10 M.Andretti 213 0
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