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Sunday
Sep012013

Simon Pagenaud Wins IndyCar, Grand Prix of Baltimore

Phil Cavali/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- It wasn't easy, but Simon Pagenaud was able to win the IndyCar, Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday.

It was the second career-win for Pagenaud, both coming this year.

Josef Newgarden finished in second place which was the best finish of his career, and Sebastien Bourdais took third.

But the day belonged to Pagenaud. It helped that the race was marred with collisions, including one that involved Scott Dixon and Will Power.

"All the sudden, I didn' know what happened, we had a lot of pickup after that first restart. We dropped back like a rock, and at that point I thought the day was over but restarts helped us," Pagenaud said. "We got very lucky on that one restart where we avoided chaos. You got to have some luck in racing.

Tony Kanaan also made history on Sunday. He participated in his 212th consecutive race, breaking the record originally held by Jimmy Vasser.

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