Dixon Nails Indy 500 Win

Patrick knocked out after one of many race mishaps
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2008 4:27 PM CDT
Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, drinks milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.    (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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(Newser) – Quick crew work boosted Scott Dixon to victory at the Indianapolis 500 today, ahead of Vitor Meira and Marco Andretti, the AP reports. Danica Patrick, vying to be Indy's first female winner, got clipped with 29 laps left, snapped her suspension, and finished 22nd. Several other crashes and failures haunted drivers today. "There were so many yellows," Dixon said, "it was really hard to get into a rhythm."