Scott Dixon wins Grand Prix of Houston – Race 1

Scott Dixon would lead 44 laps on the way to winning the Grand Prix of Houston – Race 1.

With championship rival Helio Castroneves finishing 18th due to mechanical problems, Dixon was able to close the gap from 49 points to eights points today.

Simona de Silvestro finished second for her best career IndyCar finish.

Justin Wilson finished third, followed by Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden.

The IndyCars will race again tomorrow as this weekend’s race marks a double-header.

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Joining OnPitRoad.com mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles at SpeedwayMedia.com while serving on their editorial staff. She's also the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Contributor for Motor Racing Scene, while contributing news to Frontstretch.com She also has published articles in Sunset Speedway’s Sunset News track book while serving as public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.