Justin Wilson, a driver not known for being an oval racer, took his Dale Coyne Racing entry to victory lane at Texas.
In a race that was eerily reminiscent of the 2010 Daytona 500, track-surface issues were the big story on a day which Scott Dixon otherwise dominated.
Dan Wheldon didn’t get a chance to defend his Indy win, so Dario Franchitti dedicated his victory to his friend and essentially defended it for him.
A few laps after pit stops, Will Power passed Takuma Sato on the track for what was third at the time. This move turned out to be the pass for the win.
Good pit strategy, tire strategy and patience put Will Power in front, where he drove away for his second consecutive victory at Barber Motorsports Park.
Helio Castroneves in a Chevrolet beat Honda driver Scott Dixon to the line by 5.5292 seconds to win the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Dario Franchitti garnered little attention. He let his right foot do his talking instead, dominating the race and scoring his second Indianapolis 500 win.
In a Nutshell: Helio Castroneves, just recently returned to the track after acquittal on tax evasion charges, probably gave the IRL the feel-good story of the year at Indianapolis. Taking the lead away from Scott Dixon with just under 60 laps to go, he never gave it up in coasting to his third Indy 500 …
In a Nutshell: Scott Dixon took the pole for this race, his latest assertion that he is the driver to beat this year; and heading into the Indy 500, he gave no one any reason to think differently. Several drivers took turns at the front of the biggest event in open-wheel racing – including teammate …