Dixon takes title, Castroneves wins

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Dixon takes title, Castroneves wins

Postby Pepper » Sun 07 Sep, 2008 11:13 pm

Helio Castroneves beat Scott Dixon to victory at Chicagoland by a few fractions of a second, but it was Dixon who claimed the IRL IndyCar Series title.

Although the timing screens suggested that Ganassi driver Dixon had held off his Penske rival by 0.0010 seconds, close scrutiny of the video footage revealed that Castroneves had nosed ahead across the line and snatched the win despite starting last - although second place was still enough for Dixon to clinch his second championship.

Castroneves' Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe completed the podium in a very close third.

Tony Kanaan finished fourth for Andretti Green Racing, as KV Racing's Will Power charged to fifth in the closing stages.

Ganassi's Dan Wheldon faded to sixth after challenging for the lead for much of the race, while Darren Manning (AJ Foyt Racing), Marco Andretti (AGR), Ryan Hunter-Reay (Rahal Letterman) and Danica Patrick (AGR) filled the rest of the top ten places.

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Re: Dixon takes title, Castroneves wins

Postby CrazyChick » Mon 08 Sep, 2008 12:07 pm

If helio hadn't started at the back of the field, you get the impression he would of won the race by a country mile.

Top ten dominated by established IRL drivers, just hope next year the champcar teams can get on equal terms with the established irl teams, especially on the oval circuits..
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