Part was improperly installed, leading to problems with data collection

Updated: September 8, 2008, 6:30 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon was initially shown as the winner of the season's final race because of a faulty transponder on his race car, the Indy Racing League said Monday.

The electronic timing showed Dixon was the winner of Sunday's PEAK Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, but race officials studied photos of the finish and gave the victory instead to Helio Castroneves. The margin was 0.0033 seconds, the second-closest finish in IRL history.

"The improperly ...

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