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Dixon Out Early at Road America with Engine Woes

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Scott Dixon’s chances for victory in the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America ended after retiring in the opening laps with an engine issue.

The Kiwi qualified second and held off an opening lap charge from Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Tony Kanaan.

However, it was on lap 7 the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion slowed, losing power on the exit of Turn 5 before fading to the back of the field and finding a run-off area to retire.

Dixon came into the 4.048-mile road course second in the championship standings, 80 points behind Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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