DETROIT (WXYZ) - After a delay to deal with track issues, Scott Dixon finished where he started and won the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
It is Dixon's first win of the seaon.
The race resumed at about 6:45 after over a two-hour delay. The red flag came out and halted the race after IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe hit a rough patch in the track causing him to collide into a wall.
"I've never seen anything quite like this," Hinchcliffe. "It was like playing Russian roulette and I pulled the bullet."
Takuma Sato also crashed almost simultaneously, but his collision came as a result of driver error. Sato hopped a curb on Turn 12 and slammed into the wall.
Roger Penske, the driving force behind bringing this race back to Detroit, was disappointed from his spot in the Team Penske pits.
"The officials will make the call here," said Penske. "I'd hate to see this stop at the middle. We have some material we could put in there.
"This is what happens in racing. You saw it happen at Daytona, I guess it happened here, too."
Scott Dixon led all 45 laps before the race was red flagged.
"I feel so bad for everyone who organized the event," said Dixon. "It's something you wouldn't expect."
Tony Kanaan was actually struck by a piece of flying concrete as he was driving.
"Concrete decided to hit me - a big chunk hit my mirror, hit my head, flew over my car, broke my mirror," said Kanaan.
Dario Franchitti, whose front left wing was damaged as he attempted to pass earlier in the race, shared the disappointment of his fellow drivers.
"I feel bad - racing back in Detroit, the race on ABC - this is the last thing we need," said Franchitti.
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