Posted July 12, 2013 on
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Scott Dixon passed Sebastien Bourdais with nine laps to go Saturday to win on the street course at Toronto.
It's Dixon's second consecutive win after picking up his first victory of the season last weekend at Pocono.
The 31st win of his career moved him into a tie for seventh on the all-time win list with teammate Dario Franchitti, Bourdais and Paul Tracy.
Bourdais was second in his first podium finish since the 2007 Champ Car season.
Franchitti was third after giving up the position to Will Power on the last lap, but Power couldn't make the pass stick as he hit the tire barrier after slipping ahead.
Maro Andretti was fourth, followed by Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and IndyCar Series leader Helio Castroneves.
Power dropped to 15th.
BEST OF MAXIM
Scott Dixon pulled off a weekend sweep through the streets of Toronto that has made him a sudden championship contender.
Dixon was barely challenged at Exhibition Place, needing to pull off two late restarts to preserve what was otherwise an easy Sunday drive.
It was his third consecutive win -in seven days - and it vaulted Dixon from seventh in the standings before last week&...
Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti came to Toronto with the message "Target Loves Canada" featured proudly on both their cars and their firesuits.
So far, the slogan rings true.
The Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammates swept the front row in qualifying for Sunday's race, the second in a doubleheader weekend at Exhibition Place.
Dixon won the pole in Saturday's...
Scott Dixon won Saturday’s IndyCar event at Toronto.
Dixon, who started fifth in the 85-lap race on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn street circuit, overtook race leader Sebastien Bourdais on Lap 78 and held off the four-time CART champion on a Lap 84 single-file restart to earn his 31st victory to tie Bourdais, Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy for seventh on the all-time Indy car list.