IndyCar: Scott Dixon ends win drought in Toronto to draw level with Mario Andretti's record

Having gone over a year without a race win, Scott Dixon ended his drought in Toronto on Sunday.

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has endured a frustrating season so far, but victory in Toronto was enough to put a smile back on his face.

The 41-year-old drove his No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to victory, 0.8s clear of second-placed Colton Herta.

As the 52nd win of his career, Dixon has now drawn level with the legendary Mario Andretti in second place, while A.J Foyt's 67 wins will be Dixon's next target.

The win also means Dixon has now won a race in 18 consecutive IndyCar series.

"Ended a streak there, which is fantastic," said Dixon.

"Just so happy for the team. A crazy year for the 9. The PNC Bank No. 9 back in winner's circle. It just feels so good.

"To be close to Mario, every time I'm asked these questions, I'm just so thankful that we still have A.J. and him in the pits. We get to see them; we get to talk to them. It's just fantastic. It's huge, man. I just feel so lucky to be a part of this group."

Dixon's win lifts him to fifth in the standings, albeit 44 points behind teammate and championship leader Marcus Ericsson.

However, with momentum building and his drought finally over, Dixon is looking forward to mounting a title charge in the second half of the season.

"Hopefully we're kind of in the title hunt now," Dixon said. "I'm hoping this is the start of the roll. I know the team definitely deserves it."

With a packed schedule now fast approaching, Dixon will hope to reel off further victories and cut the gap at the top. IndyCar heads to Iowa next week as the series continues with five races in four weeks.

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