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Scott Dixon Wins Third IndyCar Championship

Elsa/Getty Images(FONTANA, Calif.) -- Scott Dixon won the IndyCar Championship Saturday night, while Will Power took home the checkered flag in the final race of the year, the MAV TV 500.

The 33-year-old Dixon clinched his third title and first since 2008 with a fifth place finish. Runner up Helio Castroneves finished 27 points behind Dixon in the standings.

The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner was leading the championship standings by 49 points two weeks ago, but a mechanical failure during the doubleheader race at Houston dropped him out of the top spot.

For Target's Chip Ganassi, it’s their 10th championship since 1990.

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