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Scott Dixon has won IndyCar's Detroit Grand Prix that was marred because poor track conditions stopped the race for a little more than 2 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.
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DETROIT (AP) -- New Zealand's Scott Dixon won an IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix marred by poor track conditions that stopped the race for a little more than 2 hours on Sunday.
A red flag halted the event 45 laps into a race that was scheduled for 90 laps and shortened to 60.
Belle Isle's 2.07-mile (3.33-kilometer) road course that hadn't hosted a race since 2008 had chunks...
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The IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix has been stopped because of poor track conditions.
A red flag sent drivers to pit row while repairs were made that officials hoped would allow the race to restart.
Scott Dixon was leading the race midway through the scheduled 90 laps and IndyCar points leader Will Power was second.
Chunks of asphalt and concrete came lose on the Belle Isle track...
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