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Pagenaud wins Long Beach for 1st victory driving for Penske

  • Simon Pagenaud celebrates after winning the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sunday April 17, 2016 in Long Beach, Cailf. (Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze via AP)

    Simon Pagenaud celebrates after winning the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sunday April 17, 2016 in Long Beach, Cailf. (Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • 2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach winner Simon Pagenaud, 22, and second place finisher Scott Dixon, 9, race during the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sunday April 17, 2016 in Long Beach, Cailf. (Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze via AP)

    2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach winner Simon Pagenaud, 22, and second place finisher Scott Dixon, 9, race during the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sunday April 17, 2016 in Long Beach, Cailf. (Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Simon Pagenaud celebrates after winning the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sunday April 17, 2016 in Long Beach, Cailf. (Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze via AP)

    Simon Pagenaud celebrates after winning the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sunday April 17, 2016 in Long Beach, Cailf. (Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Simon Pagenaud earned his first victory for Team Penske by holding off Scott Dixon to win the caution-free Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Pagenaud failed to win a race last season, his first driving for Roger Penske. But he entered Sunday's race as the IndyCar points leader and inching closer to his first Penske victory.

It was a controversial win, though, as Dixon and his Chip Ganassi Racing team believed Pagenaud should have been penalized for crossing a blend line as he returned to the track following a pit stop. The Dixon camp interpreted the rule as a clear violation, but IndyCar only gave Pagenaud a warning.

Dixon and team manager Mike Hull both said IndyCar had claimed there would be no more warnings given out this season.