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  • Will Power, left, leads the field during the opening lap of the IndyCar Series auto race, Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • James Hinchcliffe (5) races his car during the IndyCar Series auto race Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Josef Newgarden competes during the IndyCar Series auto race, Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Josef Newgarden stands with teammates during the national anthem before an IndyCar Series auto race Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:19 pm

Hinchcliffe wins at Iowa for 1st victory of '18

LUKE MEREDITH | Associated Press

 

NEWTON, Iowa — Canadian James Hinchcliffe passed Josef Newgarden with just over 40 laps left to win the IndyCar race at the Iowa Speedway on Sunday, his first victory of the season.

Hinchcliffe, a series veteran who failed to qualify for this year's Indianapolis 500, picked up his first win since Long Beach in 2017 and his second win at Iowa. Hinchcliffe also took first on the 0.894-mile track in 2013.

Spencer Pigot was a career-best second, followed by Takuma Sato.

Newgarden dominated much of the race, leading 229 of the 300 laps before Hinchcliffe seized control.

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