IndyCar leader Scott Dixon signs extension with Ganassi

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Scott Dixon will likely finish his career with Chip Ganassi Racing under a new contract for one of IndyCar's greatest drivers.

The extension announced Monday puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-sponsored entry and ends all speculation he'd leave Ganassi after 17 seasons to join Fernando Alonso on a new McLaren team. The McLaren entry has not been announced, but Dixon is among the top IndyCar drivers who had been targeted to team with Alonso.

It's unclear if the McLaren team will come to fruition for 2019, but Dixon will be back behind the wheel of Ganassi's No. 9 Honda.

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IndyCar Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 S.Dixon 494 3
2 A.Rossi 448 2
3 J.Newgarden 434 3
4 W.Power 407 2
5 R.Hunter-Reay 399 1
6 R.Wickens 380 0
7 S.Pagenaud 344 0
8 G.Rahal 335 0
9 J.Hinchcliffe 328 1
10 S.Bourdais 293 1
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