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Hornish sneaks Phoenix win.

Defending Indy 500 winner and Phoenix resident Buddy Rice was first man out, hitting the wall in turn two with no help after just 14 laps and following his engine failure in Homestead, Rice's second straight DNF leaves him tied for last place in the early season points table.

The points table could look vastly different at the end of the next race of the series, as the IRL heads to the streets of St Petersburg for the first time.



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