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Sarah Fisher Racing's Ed Carpenter took his maiden IndyCar Series victory at Kentucky Speedway after a thrilling final 22-lap side-by-side battle with Dario Franchitti.
After coming so close to winning the last two Kentucky Indy 300 races, this year Ed Carpenter found himself racing to the chequered flag side-by-side for the last 22 laps with Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti in the nail-biting finish of the season to date - and it ended in the sixth closest finish in the series' history.

This time the glory finally went to Carpenter, who clinched it by just 0.0098s at the line. He joined his equally emotional team owner Sarah Fisher (and her two-week-old daughter Zoey) in victory lane for the first time in his IndyCar racing career.

Dario Franchitti had to settle for second place, but with Will Power colliding with Ana Beatriz in the pits early in the race and sustaining major sidepod damage, the runners-up spot was enough to put Dario back in the lead in the championship by 18pts going into the final round of the 2011 season at Las Vegas in two weeks time.

Race results

1. #67 Ed Carpenter 200 laps 1:42:02.7825s
2. #10 Dario Franchitti 200 laps 0.0098s
3. #9 Scott Dixon 200 laps 0.1048s
4. #06 James Hinchcliffe 200 laps 0.3007s
5. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 200 laps 0.4040s
6. #2 Oriol Servia 200 laps 0.6806s
7. #17 Wade Cunningham 200 laps 0.7020s
8. #6 Ryan Briscoe 200 laps 0.7895s
9. #44 Buddy Rice 200 laps 1.0011s
10. #7 Danica Patrick 200 laps 1.0076s
11. #22 Townsend Bell 200 laps 1.1767s
12. #38 Graham Rahal 200 laps 1.2320s
13. #83 Charlie Kimball 200 laps 1.7795s
14. #77 Dan Wheldon 200 laps 2.0668s
15. #5 Takuma Sato 200 laps 2.1166s
16. #14 Vitor Meira 200 laps 2.4294s
17. #82 Tony Kanaan 200 laps 3.0101s
18. #27 Mike Conway 200 laps 3.4607s
19. #12 Will Power 200 laps 6.4970s
20. #4 JR Hildebrand 199 laps + 1 laps
21. #18 James Jakes 198 laps + 2 laps
22. #30 Pippa Mann 197 laps + 3 laps
23. #59 EJ Viso 192 laps + 8 laps
24. #24 Ana Beatriz 165 laps + 35 laps Contact
25. #78 Simona de Silvestro 141 laps + 59 laps Mechanical
26. #19 Alex Lloyd 140 laps + 60 laps Contact
27. #26 Marco Andretti 140 laps + 60 laps Contact
28. #34 Dillon Battistini 124 laps + 76 laps Driver Fatigue
29. #3 Helio Castroneves 34 laps + 166 laps Mechanical

Related Pictures

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Ed Carpenter sit in his car heading for the fastest time of day 1 of Indy 500 practice. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Ed Carpenter with his team owner Sarah Fisher on Pole Day for the 2011 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 21. [Picture credit: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media]
Ed Carpenter (Sarah Fisher Racing) (Photo Credit: IndyCar Media]
Will Power`s sidepod damage sustained on pit road during the Kentucky Indy 300. October 2011. [Picture Credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media]
Alexander Rossi - Andretti Autosport   [pic credit: Indycar Media/Joe Skibinski]
Ed Jones celebrates winning the 2016 Indy Lights championship
Ed Carpenter Racing crew working on the boss` car   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Indy Lights title contender Santiago Urrutia, Ed Jones, Dean Stoneman, Felix Serralles, Kyle Kaiser and Zach Veach   [pic credit: 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]
Ed Jones - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]

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October 04, 2011 5:52 PM

200 10 all within a second of the winner...that's racing at it's best...and Danica is going to be missed...she consistently avoids the trouble and is there at the end...pretty face, less pretty personality, but 100% racer

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