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Scott Dixon Wins Indianapolis 500

Scott Dixon of New Zealand has won the Indianapolis 500 mile race in Indiana, holding off the field in the 92nd edition of the annual open-wheel race.

Dixon, who was the pole sitter, best starting position, took the checkered flag Sunday 1.7498 ahead of Vitor Meira. The Brazilian appeared in position to win. But Dixon edged in front after the last stop for fuel and held on for the final 29 laps.

American Marco Andretti placed third ahead of two-time Indy winner Helio Castroneves of Brazil. The win was Dixon's first at the event also known as "The Great American Race."

American Danica Patrick did not finish the race after her car was hit and disabled in the pit area.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.