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Matured Dixon would relish second title more than the first

Scott Dixon won the IndyCar Series title in 2003 and he could win another this season. That's where the similarities end between the seasons of the now more mature -- and appreciative -- New Zealander, writes Bruce Martin.

Updated: August 30, 2007, 5:40 PM ET
By Bruce Martin | Special to ESPN.com

DETROIT -- When Scott Dixon arrived in the IndyCar Series in 2003, he was not only young, but very aggressive.

At the time, he began the season as the 22-year-old and was an extremely aggressive driver -- almost too aggressive.

At Twin-Ring Motegi in Japan, he was racing furiously with Tony Kanaan before the two drivers slammed hard into the wall in Turn 2. Dixon was uninjured but Kanaan suffered a badly fractured arm in the crash and was airlifted to a hospital.

Kanaan ...

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