Found June 03, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
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 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. Helio Castroneves spun out as if his car was on a skating rink and finished 17th. Dixon pulled away after the final restart on lap 55 for his first win of the season, almost 2 seconds in front of teammate Dario Franchitti. The reigning Indianapolis 500 champion made many moves in limited time after starting towa...

Dixon wins short Detroit Grand Prix

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...

IndyCar: Pole Sitter Scott Dixon Playing Bridesmaid Role Well

They always say finishing second is like kissing your sister. Some drivers are happy just to finish there, but for a former series and Indianapolis 500 champion, not to mention 26 other wins, second place doesn't make this man too happy other than knowing he's close. Scott Dixon has finished runner-up not once, not twice, but three times in five races so far this season...

Dixon wins first pole of season

Scott Dixon has won his first pole of the year and snapped Penske Racing's streak of having the fastest car in IndyCar qualifying this season. Dixon set a track record of 1 minute, 10.3162 seconds Saturday on the Detroit Grand Prix's slick and tight 2-mile course. Penske's Will Power, the points leader, will start Sunday's race second followed by Alex Tagliani and...

Detroit Grand Prix stopped due to track conditions

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...

Detroit Grand Prix postponed because of bad roads

Talk about a pot whole. Over the weekend, the Detroit Grand Prix was stopped mid race because a piece of the track crumbled causing pot holes and asphalt to fly. The race was postponed for two hours and shortened from 90 laps to 60, while crews repaired the road. Driver Scott Dixon won the shortened race, which was the first event the Belle Isle track had hosted since 2008. “We...

IndyCar: Scott Dixon Wins Bizarre Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

It was a bizarre day today here in Detroit. Scott Dixon earned his 28th career IZOD IndyCar Series victory in leading all 60 laps and jumped up to second in the points standings heading to Texas Saturday night, but that will be an afterthought in the wake of the events that transpired in the Motor City today. After 45 laps the race was red flagged due to the racing surface breaking...

A strange day on Belle Isle goes to Scott Dixon, Honda

Honda goes 1-2-3 in home race for engine rival ChevroletFirst thing's first -- I didn't get to see Sunday's Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix live due to work obligations and thus, I'll have to wait until INDYCAR puts up the full race on YouTube in the next 36 hours or so. That said, you don't have to have seen the race to know that a 1-2-3 finish for Honda...

INDYCAR: Dixon, Honda Quickest In Detroit P3

Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon mastered Saturday mornings cool, dry and windy conditions at Belle Isle, leading Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

IndyCar: Record-Shattering Qualifying Day for Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

Qualifying day today was much better than the rainy gloomy day we had yesterday here in Belle Isle. The skies were blue with the 2.07-mile track being sun drenched during the entire qualifying session for tomorrow's Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. The clear day and cool 65-degree temperature paved the way for Helio Castroneves' 2007 track record to get shattered...
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