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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]
Scott Dixon sprays the champagne in Victory Circle following his win in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon is congratulated by Dario Franchitti after winning the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon with a victory kiss from his wife, Emma, following clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates his victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship, his fourth series championship of his career. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Ernie Masche/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon (left), driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, after winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Joining him on the podium is Charlie Kimball, driver of the #83 Novolog Flexpen Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 who finished third. Chevrolet won its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Perry Nelson/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon - 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion - Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates with team mates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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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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