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Dixon victorious at Indy Japan 300

Updated: September 19, 2009, 11:08 AM ET
Associated Press

MOTEGI, Japan -- Scott Dixon won the Indy Japan 300 on Saturday to take over the IndyCar series points lead with one race remaining.

Dixon, who started from pole position and led for 139 laps, took the lead for good on the 164th of 200 laps and recorded his fifth win of the season, finishing 1.4475 seconds ahead of Target Chip Ganassi teammate Dario Franchitti.

The New Zealander now leads the standings with 570 points, followed by Franchitti, who has 565.

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