Weldon wins at Kansas

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Weldon wins at Kansas

Postby Pepper » Mon 28 Apr, 2008 6:34 am

Dan Wheldon took advantage of a timely caution period to unseat his teammate from the lead and win the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 on Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

Wheldon and his No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda/Dallara were running second behind Scott Dixon's No. 9 Ganassi Honda/Dallara when a yellow flag waved with 28 laps remaining in the 200-lap race. At the time, Dixon was already in the pits.

"Scott was unfortunate with the way that yellow fell," Wheldon said. "He deserved better than that. It was very difficult to have a go at him when I was trailing because my car would get a little loose when I ran across the seams. It would have been difficult to pass him, but I never tried really hard. It would have been tight. We had equal cars."

Under IndyCar Series rules, Wheldon was allowed to stop for fuel while the pits were closed as were several other top runners, including Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Ryan Briscoe and Danica Patrick.

They later returned for regular service under yellow when the pits opened, effectively keeping them near the front. In the meantime, Dixon dropped from the lead at the time of the caution to seventh on the restart 19 laps later.

Pos Driver Team Laps
1. Dan Wheldon Ganassi 200
2. Tony Kanaan Andretti Green 200
3. Scott Dixon Ganassi 200
4. Helio Castroneves Penske 200
5. Marco Andretti Andretti Green 200
6. Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green 200
7. Ryan Briscoe Penske 200
8. A.J. Foyt IV Vision 200
9. Justin Wilson Newman/Haas/Lanigan 199
10. Ed Carpenter Vision 198
11. Oriol Servia KV 198
12. Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan 198
13. Jay Howard Roth 197
14. EJ Viso HVM 197
15. Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne 196
16. Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold 195
17. Mario Moraes Dale Coyne 193
18. Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman 169
19. Danica Patrick Andretti Green 156
20. Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold 150
21. Jaime Camara Conquest 150
22. Vitor Meira Panther 101
23. Tomas Scheckter Luczo Dragon 96
24. Darren Manning Foyt 76
25. Enrique Bernoldi Conquest 54
26. Marty Roth Roth 41
27. Will Power KV 22


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Re: Weldon wins at Kansas

Postby CrazyChick » Mon 28 Apr, 2008 12:01 pm

One British win this weekend then.... :wav: congrats Dan :D

CC teams still struggling, though best finisher was justin wilson, something he can be proud of.
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Re: Weldon wins at Kansas

Postby Pepper » Mon 28 Apr, 2008 11:37 pm

Champ cars were a lot weaker than in St Petes!

I feel they are really struggling with strategies?


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Re: Weldon wins at Kansas

Postby AlesiFan » Tue 29 Apr, 2008 11:47 am

Danica wasn't able to build on her first win then. >?:PLO
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