Dixon Texas Star

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Scott Dixon claimed his first win at Texas Motor Speedway, winning the Bombardier Learjet 550k under caution after the cars driven by Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay made contact while battling for second place with five laps remaining.

"I can't believe it," Dixon said. "It's great for the team and great for Target. We just want to win this championship. I'm sorry to see it end under caution, but it's a great way to get some points for this championship."

Helio Castroneves finished second and his Team Penske teammate, Ryan Briscoe, was third. Dan Wheldon, who started 11th in his backup car, finished fourth and Tony Kanaan improved eight positions to finish fifth.

As Andretti and Hunter-Reay were competing on the backstretch for second place, the left tires of Hunter-Reay's No. 17 Team Ethanol car got on the racetrack apron and slid up the track into Andretti's car.

"Marco gave me the low line on the backstretch and all day that meant that he would give me the low line in the corner as well, but he came down on me, I went low to avoid him and got down on the white line," Hunter-Reay said. "That upset both cars and took us out. We had a great car, we pushed really hard, the guys in the pits were flawless, and we really deserved a good finish tonight. This was going to be our breakout night and we didn't get it. I can't tell you how disappointed I am."

Dixon, who passed Andretti for the lead with six laps remaining, claimed his third win of the season. He leads Castroneves by 35 points (284-249) after the race.

The 2008 IndyCar Series season continues with the Iowa Corn Indy 250 on June 22 at Iowa Speedway.

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