LEXINGTON, Ohio – Pole-sitter Scott Dixon waited patiently before taking control 24 laps from the finish and then coasted to an easy victory over teammate Dario Franchitti in the IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio on Sunday.

Dixon, who dominated qualifying to capture his first pole of the season, stayed on rookie James Hinchcliffe’s tail until the Canadian finally pitted for the first time on Lap 53.

Dixon skirted a challenge from Franchitti and took command on Lap 61 of the 85-lap race to pull away.

Danica Patrick led briefly after putting off her first pit stop but faded to 21st.

NASCAR TRUCKS: Kevin Harvick stretched his fuel over extra laps and an extra day, breaking free on the green-white checkered finish to win the Trucks Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

Rain halted the event after 17 laps Saturday, so the race was squeezed in Sunday morning before the start of the Sprint Cup race.

BEECH RIDGE: David Oliver of Standish won the NASCAR Pro Series feature race on Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough.

Aaron Ricker of Tamworth N.H. was second followed by Steve Carrier of Saco.

In other races, Rusty Poland of Windham won the Sport Series race and Matt Gain of Westbrook was the Wildcat race winner. Brian Graffam of Waterboro was the Road Runner winner.

NATIONWIDE: Carl Edwards pushed Roush Fenway Racing teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to victory in Saturday night’s race in a wild finish at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

Stenhouse appeared set to cruise to his second win at Iowa this year when his No. 6 car blew an engine coming out of the final turn. With billowing smoke obscuring Edwards’ view, he slammed into the back end of Stenhouse and shoved him across the finish line. Stenhouse crossed the line sideways. Edwards was second.