IndyCar Indy 500 Auto Racing

Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, drives out of the pit area during practice for the Indianapolis 500 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 19 in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — Scott Dixon started on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 a year ago, quickly went to the front and led 95 laps, and there was every reason to believe he would finally kiss the bricks for the second time after 14 years of trying.

Then one of the greatest drivers of his generation was caught speeding on pit road — by 1 mph. The penalty shuffled Dixon to the back of the field, and he only managed to climb back to 21st, well behind teammate and race winner Marcus Ericsson.

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