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Simon Pagenaud crosses a line, just slightly, but gets his first Long Beach Grand Prix victory

Simon Pagenaud crosses a line, just slightly, but gets his first Long Beach Grand Prix victory

Simon Pagenaud knew a win for Roger Penske was overdue, and he finally got one at Long Beach.

Pagenaud, who entered Sunday's 42nd Toyota Grand Prix as the IndyCar points leader, used a controversial maneuver out of the pits to hold off Scott Dixon and eventually earn his first victory since joining Team Penske last season.

"Compared to last year, we've [taken] a big step forward," Pagenaud said. "I believe there's more to come. It feels great . . . first win for Roger, so you guys can't ask me anymore if I'm going to win. That feels great too, because I can just focus on the job now."

Pagenaud started in third and made...

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