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Firestone Twin 275s - Race result (2)

Tony Kanaan made the best he could of pole position, but Will Power and Scott Dixon proved too strong while Dario Franchitti fought a damage limitation exercise to finish seventh.
Penske driver Will Power took full advantage of the luck of the draw to claim his first ever oval circuit victory in IndyCar, starting form third place and eventually winning by a convincing margin from Ganassi's Scott Dixon.

Dixon's team mate, Dario Franchitti, was left deeply frustrated by the lottery held between race 1 and race 2 which saw him draw 28th place for his starting position, his worst-ever series start in IndyCar. He gamely battled his way through the field but ran out of laps when he reached seventh place.

Franchitti would have been helped by a yellow flag during the closing stages of the race to close everyone up, but none came - the first time an IndyCar event has run at Texas without a single caution.

Full race report also available.

Race results

1. #12 Will Power 114 laps 48m 08.9739s Running
2. #9 Scott Dixon 114 laps + 0.9466s Running
3. #6 Ryan Briscoe 114 laps + 4.6524s Running
4. #3 Helio Castroneves 114 laps + 9.5738s Running
5. #82 Tony Kanaan 114 laps + 14.3723s Running
6. #26 Marco Andretti 114 laps + 16.9488s Running
7. #10 Dario Franchitti 114 laps + 18.4374s Running
8. #7 Danica Patrick 114 laps + 18.5558s Running
9. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 114 laps + 21.7976s Running
10. #59 EJ Viso 114 laps + 24.0923s Running
11. #14 Vitor Meira 114 laps + 24.6397s Running
12. #25 Takuma Sato 113 laps + 1 laps Running
13. #14 Paul Tracy 113 laps + 1 laps Running
14. #16 Alex Tagliani 113 laps + 1 laps Running
15. #17 Oriol Servia 113 laps + 1 laps Running
16. #10 Ed Carpenter 113 laps + 1 laps Running
17. #26 Mike Conway 113 laps + 1 laps Running
18. #21 JR Hildebrand 113 laps + 1 laps Running
19. #9 James Hinchcliffe 113 laps + 1 laps Running
20. #13 Jay Howard 113 laps + 1 laps Running
21. #30 Justin Wilson 113 laps + 1 laps Running
22. #15 Ana Beatriz 113 laps + 1 laps Running
23. #8 Charlie Kimball 112 laps + 2 laps Running
24. #19 Alex Lloyd 112 laps + 2 laps Running
25. #24 Davey Hamilton 112 laps + 2 laps Running
26. #2 Wade Cunningham 112 laps + 2 laps Running
27. #22 Simona de Silvestro 111 laps + 3 laps Running
28. #23 James Jakes 111 laps + 3 laps Running
29. #11 Sebastian Saavedra 111 laps + 3 laps Running
30. #4 Graham Rahal 104 laps + 10 laps Running



Related Pictures

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Tony Kanaan and Wade Cunningham formed the front row of race 2 of the Firestone Twin 275 double header event at Texas Motor Speedway after qualifying was decided by a blind draw. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Will Power - Team Penske
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to victory at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to pole at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Graham Rahal celebrates victory in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway   (image credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens)
Scott Dixon leads the Indycar field   [pic credit: Indycar media/Bret Kelley]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]
Will Power - Penske  [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson Motorsports   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Carlos Munoz celebrates his first IndyCar pole at Texas Motor Speedway
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Helio Castroneves (Team Penske) celebrates pole at Long Beach   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Helio Castroneves - Team Penske    [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Helio Castroneves - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]

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