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After close miss, Dixon concentrating on winning title, and Indy 500

It's hard to come closer to winning an IndyCar Series title and missing than Scott Dixon did in 2007. That has the busy New Zealand native even more stoked as the 2008 season looms, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: January 29, 2008, 3:02 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

Scott Dixon's days of flying under the radar are over.

The New Zealand native won the 2003 IndyCar Series championship as a 23-year-old "rookie" who happened to have two years of CART Champ Car experience under his belt. Two subsequent years of contesting a gunfight with a knife (a.k.a. racing against Honda in the IRL with Toyota power) almost made Dixon a forgotten man, but any doubts that he had lost skill or motivation were erased by a spectacular, four- win 2007 season ...

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