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Briscoe holds off Dixon and wins

June 02, 2008|From the Associated Press

Ryan Briscoe held off Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon and barely slipped through a late-race crash to win Sunday's IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis.

A week after an embarrassing pit lane accident that took out fan favorite Danica Patrick at Indy, Briscoe redeemed himself with his first victory for Team Penske.

It appeared for most of the 225-lap race that Dixon would run away to another victory, but Briscoe was able to catch the leader and passed him on Lap 177.

All the drivers that were up front made green-flag stops before the finish, but Briscoe came out of the fuel stops to land back out front on Lap 207 and stayed there despite heavy pressure from Dixon in the closing laps.

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Hillary Will became the 11th woman in NHRA history to win a national event when she raced to the win in top fuel at the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals in Topeka, Kan.

John Force won for the first time this season in funny car and Ron Krisher took the pro stock at Heartland Park Topeka.

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