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Mixed signal ends up putting Dixon atop podium again

Scott Dixon was supposed to pit with the caution flag flying and rain on the horizon. He missed the signal, and it was the best gaffe of the season as he rode to a rain-shortened victory at Nashville, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: July 13, 2008, 1:53 AM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. -- For the second race in a row, IndyCar Series championship leader Scott Dixon looked fallible.

This week he won anyway.

A late call by the Target Ganassi Racing crew caused Dixon to stay on the track when most of the leaders pitted for fuel on the 148th lap of the Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway.

Call it a mistake or a miscommunication, it proved to be the key to the New Zealander's fourth win of the 2008 season, because he had ...

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