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Timely caution pulls Wheldon out of yearlong drought

It had been a year and a day since Dan Wheldon had won a race. A little luck and a very good car took care of that Sunday at Kansas, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: April 27, 2008, 10:40 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The only real surprise in Sunday's Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway was which Target/Ganassi Racing driver won.

Scott Dixon dominated the first three-quarters of the 200-lap IndyCar Series event, but unlucky timing on his final pit stop cost the New Zealand native. That allowed Dan Wheldon to cruise to an easy win over Andretti Green Racing's Tony Kanaan, with Dixon recovering from seventh to third over the final 27 laps.

Dixon led 145 of ...

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