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Scott Dixon wins third straight IndyCar race, gets Toronto sweep to pull into title contention

Scott Dixon has swept the doubleheader weekend at Toronto with an easy victory Sunday on the street circuit at Exhibition Place.

It's Dixon's third consecutive win — in seven days — and it vaulted him from seventh in the standings to second.

His 32nd career victory also gave Dixon sole possession of seventh on the all-time wins list. His victory Saturday moved him into a tie with teammate Dario Franchitti, Sebastien Bourdais and Paul Tracy.

Dixon was challenged briefly twice on a pair of late restarts, but he smoothly pulled away. The race ended under caution because of an incident between Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay on the final restart.

IndyCar points leader Helio Castroneves was second and Sebastien Bourdais third to claim his second podium of the weekend.