Scott Dixon Wins Belle Isle Grand Prix

Scott Dixon won the track-shortened Detroit Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix for his first victory of the season on Sunday. The race was trimmed 30 laps due to asphalt coming undone on Lap 44.

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After a four year absence the IZOD IndyCar series was back in the Motor City for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. James Hinchcliffe ran into trouble on Lap 40 when his car struck a chunk of loose asphalt and careened into the tire wall. On that same lap, Takuma Sato lost control of his car and went into the wall in turn 12. The race was ultimately red flagged about 68 minutes after the start of the event due to deteriorating track conditions. Asphalt patches around the course had come loose and needed to be repaired. The delay lasted over two hours as crews rushed to get the track back in raceable shape. When the race restarted pole sitter Scott Dixon was out in front. Dixon led all 60 laps of the shortened race. Teammate Dario Franchitti finished second and Simon Pagenaud finished third as Honda swept the podium in Chevrolet's home race.