Dixon takes first crack at Petit Le Mans in nine years

Updated: August 19, 2008, 10:38 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar Series points leader Scott Dixon will team with former Indy winner Gil de Ferran in the 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Oct. 4.

It's the 10th race this season in the American Le Mans Series and will be Dixon's first Petit Le Mans since 1999.

Dixon, going for his second IndyCar championship, has won six races this season for Ganassi Racing.

De Ferran Motorsports is in his first season of competition in ALMS. The third team driver is Simon Pagenaud, a former Champ Car driver and Atlantic series champion.


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