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Detroit Belle Isle: Race results

Scott Dixon led a Ganassi one-two victory at the end of a shortened Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix that saw a two-hour red flag for emergency track repairs.
There was no touching Scott Dixon in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, as he led the entire race from pole position to an emphatic chequered flag victory.

Will Power had looked set to lay claim to second place but lost out in two late race restarts, first to Simon Pagenaud and then to Dario Franchitti, to finish in fourth place. Franchitti also got the better of Pagenaud at the penultimate restart to make it an unlikely Ganassi one-two behind Dixon.

The race saw a two hour red flag after the track surface started to break up midway through the race, forcing track officials to apply new concrete patches to the affected areas and for the race to be shortened from 90 to 60 laps in total.

Race results

1. #9 Scott Dixon Honda 1:27:39.5053s (60 laps)
2. #10 Dario Franchitti Honda + 1.9628s
3. #77 Simon Pagenaud Honda + 1.9628s
4. #12 Will Power Chevrolet + 2.4773s
5. #22 Oriol Servia Chevrolet + 3.5435s
6. #11 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet + 9.6619s
7. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Chevrolet + 10.1676s
8. #83 Charlie Kimball Honda + 10.6455s
9. #14 Mike Conway Honda + 11.1048s
10. #98 Alex Tagliani Honda + 11.5315s
11. #26 Marco Andretti Chevrolet + 12.5688s
12. #4 JR Hildebrand Chevrolet + 24.5855s
13. #20 Ed Carpenter Chevrolet + 26.6600s
14. #78 Simona de Silvestro Lotus + 28.4369s
15. #67 Josef Newgarden Honda + 1 lap (59 laps)
16. #2 Ryan Briscoe Chevrolet + 1 lap (59 laps)
17. #3 Helio Castroneves Chevrolet + 1 lap (59 laps)
18. #5 EJ Viso Chevrolet + 1 lap (59 laps)
19. #38 Graham Rahal Honda + 2 laps (58 laps)

Retirements

20. #15 Takuma Sato Honda + 22 laps (Contact)
21. #27 James Hinchcliffe Chevrolet + 22 laps (Contact)
22. #18 Justin Wilson Honda + 32 laps (Mechanical)
23. #19 James Jakes Honda + 34 laps (Mechanical)
24. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Chevrolet + 36 laps (Mechanical)
25. #8 Rubens Barrichello Chevrolet + 49 laps (Mechanical)



Related Pictures

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Scott Dixon passes the Detroit skyline. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
A chunk of the track surface lies outside of the racing groove at turn 13 as a IndyCar races by during  the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. 1-3 June, 2012, Detroit, Michigan (c) 2012, F. Peirce Williams LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Scott Dixon leads at the start of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. 1-3 June, 2012, Detroit, Michigan (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Scott Dixon leads Dario Franchitti and Simon Pagenaud at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. 1-3 June, 2012, Detroit, Michigan (c) 2012, Phillip G. Abbott LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Briscoe go wheel-to-wheel during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon streaks across the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon crosses the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits on pit lane prior to the evening Open Test session at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud preps on pit lane prior to the evening Open Test session at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to track activity during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon leaves pit lane (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies as Scott Dixon celebrates winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon takes the twin chequered flags to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates his win in Victory Circle after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)

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