Scott Dixon overtook Dario Franchitti on a Lap 61 restart and went on to win the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

It was the first victory of the season for the two-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion, who started from the pole and led the most laps in the 85-lap race. With the bonus points, Dixon closed to 29 points of Team Penske's Will Power for third place in the series championship standings. Power, who started fourth, finished 14th.

Franchitti leads Power by 62 points heading into the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at the 1-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Four of the final six races are at tracks new to the series this season.

“Let’s be honest, Scott had one of those days," Franchitti said. "He was on a different course today and deserved to win it. From the time we came here for the test (July 28) he’s been on a mission. Great job by the Target boys going 1-2. Good points day for us despite Will’s best efforts at the start to spin me around. We managed to get out of that and I think it was a great job in a tough race.”

It was the third victory in five races under INDYCAR sanction at the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Dixon.

Ryan Hunter-Reay finished third and Takuma Sato finished a season-high fourth after starting ninth. Tony Kanaan advanced from 16th on the grid to finish fifth.

1.  (1) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
2.  (3) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
3.  (5) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
4.  (9) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
5.  (16) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
6.  (8) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
7.  (19) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
8.  (20) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
9.  (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
10.  (21) Vitor Meira, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
11.  (10) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
12.  (14) Simona de Silvestro, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
13.  (18) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
14.  (4) Will Power, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
15.  (12) EJ Viso, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
16.  (2) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
17.  (25) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
18.  (26) Martin Plowman, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
19.  (15) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
20.  (7) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
21.  (23) Danica Patrick, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
22.  (27) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
23.  (24) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running
24.  (6) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 83, Running
25.  (13) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Honda, 81, Running
26.  (17) Mike Conway, Dallara-Honda, 63, Mechanical
27.  (22) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Honda, 20, Contact

Race Statistics
Winners average speed: 105.861 mph
Time of Race: 01:48:46.9509
Margin of victory: 7.6508
Cautions: 2 cautions for 8 laps
Lead changes: 7 among 5 drivers
Lap Leaders: Dixon 1 - 23, Patrick 24 - 26, Hinchcliffe 27 - 52, Dixon 53 – 54, Franchitti 55 - 56, Power 57 - 58, Franchitti 59 -60, Dixon 61 - 85
Point Standings: Franchitti 428, Power 366, Dixon 335, Kanaan 283, Servia 268, Andretti 258, Briscoe 253, Rahal 230, Castroneves 224, Hildebrand 222.