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Dalziel, Popow take Grand-Am title at Indianapolis

Saturday - 7/27/2013, 12:31am  ET

AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ryan Dalziel kept looking for a way to catch up to Rubens Barrichello.

All he had to do Friday night was stay patient.

The 31-year-old Scot inherited the lead when Barrichello made a late pit stop for fuel, then held off the hard-charging, five-time series champion Scott Pruett for a 3.438-second victory in Grand-Am's three-hour endurance race at Indianapolis.

The victory gave Dalziel and co-driver Alex Popow the overall points lead and the Venezuelan his second straight Brickyard Grand Prix victory.

"It's just crazy. I told the guys on the radio, 'I don't know if should kiss everybody or kiss the bricks first,'" Dalziel said. "We literally installed this engine and received this engine a week ago today. We feel we have a pretty special car this year."

They had a pretty special night, too.

Though they may not be household names around Indy's historic track yet, the Starworks with Alex Popow BMW Riley teammates topped a race full of familiar faces.

Barrichello, the 2002 U.S. Grand Prix winner in Formula One, seemed like a lock to become the first driver in Indy history to win two major races in different series when he extended his lead to 24
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