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Scott Dixon Wins Using Incredible Strategy

Photo Credit: Arianna Morales
(left to right) Colton Herta, Scott Dixon, and Alex Paulo celebrating the winners circle at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

.LONG BEACH, Calif. — Scott Dixon won the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach with fuel saving strategy. Moving closer to the top of the all time win list with his 57th victory. 

Closing the 10 win gap between him and A.J. Foyt. Dixon said “Some years you could knock out five, six or seven [wins]. But If it’s a good year, you can possibly get four or five.” 

Dixon amazed Colton Herta and Alex Palou after the race by stretching his fuel for nearly 50 of the 85 laps.

Of the 50 fuel saving laps 42 of those were leading laps. Defending the lead on one of the most prestigious courses in the United States. 

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Team Penske’s drive Josef Newgarden chased down Dixon over the last 20 laps. Newgarden then lost his positioning when Colton Herta ran into the back of him, dropping him to fourth place behind Herta and Paulo. 

“He just stopped in the middle of the corner,” Herta complained of Newgarden

Newgarden then finished the race in fourth. He questioned why Herta was not penalized for the incident.

“I’m not sure how lifting someone two feet in the air isn’t a penalty.” said Newgarden, who wasn’t sure he’d have been able to catch Dixon. “That seems pretty black and white to me, but I’d ask the question to everybody else If it were reversed, I’d expect to be penalized.”

Palou finished third, making it a Honda sweep in a race sponsored by its Acura brand. Newgarden was the closest Chevrolet driver in fourth place. 

Wrapping up the weekend, Scott Dixon,Colton Herta, and Alex Palou all lead in the Indy Series.

UPNEXT: Indycar is now heading to Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama where Scott Mclaughlin is the defending champ.

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Robert Jimenez
Robert Jimenez, Broadcast Director
Robert Jimenez is a 19 year student at Río Hondo College. This is his second year attending college majoring in Journalism. He has a passion for photography and has been mastering his art for a few years. He enjoys cars, taking pictures and watching sports.
Arianna Morales
Arianna Morales, Creative Designer
Arianna goes by Ari, she is dedicated to majoring in Visual Arts. She enjoys her passion behind and on camera whether that's on film, podcasts, and photography. She is 21 years old and lives in Downey, California. She has a dog named Pluto. This is her second year attending college. Some of her favorite things to do in her free time are listening to music and enjoying nature.

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