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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]
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, and his team perform the traditional kissing of the bricks after racing to victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, drinks the traditional bottle of milk while celebrating his victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates his victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, crosses the finish line as he races to victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Will Power (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, finishes second. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Andy Frame/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power on pit road during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media)
Penske team mates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power race side-by-wide during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya crosses the line ahead of Penske team mate Will Power to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson resplendent in the Rolling Stones livery for the #25 Andretti Autosport Honda in pit lane on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson resplendent in the Rolling Stones livery for the #25 Andretti Autosport Honda on track on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, Mark Miles and Derrick Walker announce the addition of Boston to the 2016 IndyCar Series itinerary. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Marco Andretti and Sage Karam at IMS (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies third fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, and will start on the outside of the front row for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pagenaud will be joined in the front row by by polestar Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest for the May 24 race. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies second-fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, and will start in the middle of the front row for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Power will be joined in the front row by pole sitter Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet  who qualified third for the May 24 race. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates after qualifying fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, winning the pole for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dixon will be joined in the front row by Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest, and Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet  who qualified third for the May 24 race. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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chasmunch

October 04, 2011 5:52 PM

200 laps...top 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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