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As the first season of the reunited IndyCar series winds down, the open wheel racers took to the Belle Isle track to close out the Detroit Grand Prix weekend. Scott Dixon sat on the pole holding a slim lead over Helio Castroneves in the season standings with three races to go including this one. If the race is still sitting on your DVR and you don't want to spoil the surprise, just enjoy the gallery for now, it won't spoil your appetite. Otherwise follow the jump for the results.

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Scott Dixon grabbed the pole, and both Dixon and Castroneves pulled away strongly for the first 18 laps, leaving the rest of the field in their wake. An incident on lap 17 between Dixon's teammate Dan Wheldon and Jamie Camara triggered a full course yellow. The Ganassi team decided to bring Dixon in for an early pit stop, but no one followed. As a result, Dixon was never able to regain the lead, although he did ultimately climb back up to fifth place at the finish.

Castroneves continued to lead the pack for majority of the race, but eventually Justin Wilson made his way into the lead in the Newman-Hass-Lanigan car. Through the last ten laps Castroneves tried repeatedly to reel in Wilson, but never quite managed, and over the last three laps, the rookie (at least in these cars) pulled away by a few seconds, finally taking the checkered flag in a fitting tribute to his car's co-owner Paul Newman, who's health has been in question over the past few weeks.



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1 Justin Wilson
McDonald's Racing Team
02 D/H/F 4 102.008 87 1 15 Running 50
2 Helio Castroneves
Team Penske
3 D/H/F 2 102.412 87 2 53 Running 43
3 Tony Kanaan
Team 7-Eleven
11 D/H/F 8 101.756 87 0 0 Running 35
4 Oriol Servia
KV Racing Technology
5 D/H/F 3 102.136 87 1 1 Running 32
5 Scott Dixon
Target Chip Ganassi Racing
9 D/H/F 1 103.090 87 1 18 Running 30
6 Ryan Hunter-Reay
Rahal Letterman Racing Team Ethanol
17 D/H/F 7 102.151 87 0 0 Running 28
7 Bruno Junqueira
Z-Line Designs
18 D/H/F 24 90.442 87 0 0 Running 26
8 Will Power
Aussie Vineyards-Team Australia
8 D/H/F 12 0.000 87 0 0 Running 24
9 Ryan Briscoe
Team Penske
6 D/H/F 5 101.942 87 0 0 Running 22
10 A.J. Foyt IV
Lilly Diabetes/Vision Racing
2 D/H/F 17 100.231 87 0 0 Running 20
11 Hideki Mutoh
Formula Dream
27 D/H/F 16 100.838 87 0 0 Running 19
12 Darren Manning
ABC Supply Co./AJ Foyt Racing
14 D/H/F 15 100.348 87 0 0 Running 18
13 Graham Rahal
Hole in the Wall Camps
06 D/H/F 6 101.186 87 0 0 Running 17
14 Ed Carpenter
Menards/ Vision Racing
20 D/H/F 20 98.956 87 0 0 Running 16
15 Mario Moraes
Sonny's Bar-B-Q
19 D/H/F 19 100.048 86 0 0 Running 15
16 Danica Patrick
Motorola
7 D/H/F 10 100.817 86 0 0 Running 14
17 Vitor Meira
Delphi National Guard
4 D/H/F 14 101.157 83 0 0 Running 13
18 Marco Andretti
Meijer
26 D/H/F 13 100.482 81 0 0 Mechanical 12
19 Buddy Rice
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
15 D/H/F 18 99.232 76 0 0 Mechanical 12
20 Dan Wheldon
Target Chip Ganassi Racing
10 D/H/F 11 100.803 64 0 0 Running 12
21 Tomas Scheckter
Symantec Luczo Dragon Racing
12 D/H/F 26 0.000 56 0 0 Running 12
22 Alex Tagliani
Sangari Conquest Racing
36 D/H/F 21 97.233 54 0 0 Mechanical 12
23 Milka Duno
CITGO/ Dreyer and Reinbold Racing
23 D/H/F 23 94.226 46 0 0 Handling 12
24 E.J. Viso
PDVSA HVM Racing
33 D/H/F 9 101.339 32 0 0 Contact 12
25 Jaime Camara
Sangari
34 D/H/F 22 97.152 16 0 0 Contact 10
26 Marty Roth
Roth Racing
25 D/H/F 25 0.000 0 0 0 DNS 5