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Texas: Race results

A stunning race gave Justin Wilson his first oval race victory in the IZOD IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway, after a late mistake by Scott Dixon.
Justin Wilson is finally an oval winner in the IZOD IndyCar Series, after driving a superb race in the tricky night time conditions at Texas Motor Speedway to clinch victory in the Firestone 550 on Saturday night.

Wilson was in strong contention for most of the night, even before a late spin by longtime race leader Scott Dixon, a penalty for Will Power and a late error by Graham Rahal opened the gates to victory lane for him.

Race results

1. #18 Justin Wilson Honda 1:59:02.0131s (228 laps)
2. #38 Graham Rahal Honda + 3.9202
3. #2 Ryan Briscoe Chevrolet + 5.8619
4. #27 James Hinchcliffe Chevrolet + 10.4511
5. #4 JR Hildebrand Chevrolet + 18.7749
6. #77 Simon Pagenaud Honda + 21.3883
7. #3 Helio Castroneves Chevrolet + 1 lap
8. #12 Will Power Chevrolet + 1 lap
9. #98 Alex Tagliani Honda + 1 lap
10. #19 James Jakes Honda + 1 lap
11. #11 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet + 1 lap
12. #20 Ed Carpenter Chevrolet + 1 lap
13. #67 Josef Newgarden Honda + 2 laps
14. #10 Dario Franchitti Honda + 3 laps
15. #6 Katherine Legge Chevrolet + 4 laps
16. #14 Mike Conway Honda + 4 laps
17. #26 Marco Andretti Chevrolet + 6 laps

Retirements

18. #9 Scott Dixon Honda 173 laps (Contact)
19. #5 EJ Viso Chevrolet 129 laps (Mechanical)
20. #22 Oriol Servia Chevrolet 89 laps (Mechanical)
21. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Chevrolet 66 laps (Mechanical)
22. #15 Takuma Sato Honda 63 laps (Contact)
23. #83 Charlie Kimball Honda 29 laps (Contact)
24. #8 Rubens Barrichello Chevrolet 0 laps (Did not start)
25. #78 Simona de Silvestro Lotus 0 laps (Did not start)



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Will Power loses the lead when he receives a drive through penalty during the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, USA. June 9 2012. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Scott Dixon leads the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, USA. June 9 2012. (c) 2012, Phil Abbott LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Justin Wilson burnout after winning the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, USA. June 9 2012. (c) 2012, Phil Abbott LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates winning the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg with third-place finisher Tony Kanaan (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6; and Tony Kanaan (right), driver of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6; celebrate with Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, who raced to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power finished second. Kanaan finished third. Chevrolet took the top six places in the first race of the season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power clash in the closing laps of the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal waits on pit lane prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal apexes Turn 1 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal through the chicane during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal enters Turn 11 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Saturday, March 28, 2015, winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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