Wheldon Snags the Win, First since Last Year at Kansas Speedway
Dan Wheldon made Kansas Speedway history in the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300, becoming the first driver to win two IndyCar Series races at Kansas Speedway.
Wheldon, who led 49 laps, held off Tony Kanaan and teammate Scott Dixon, who led all but 55 laps.
“It was a really good weekend at Target Chip Ganassi Racing. The cars were very competitive the whole weekend,” said Wheldon. “The crews performed flawlessly and that’s the kind of weekend you want.”
Danica Patrick, who was coming off her first career victory, finished 19th. Helio Castroneves remains the point leader followed by Dixon and Wheldon, respectively.
Earlier in the Firestone Indy Lights Series Kansas Lottery 100, rookie J.R. Hildebrand took home the victory earning him the points lead. Finishing second was Robbie Pecorari followed by Arie Luyendyk Jr.
“It feels so good for the team; everybody has worked so hard," said Hildebrand. "To be able to come away with a win in just the fourth race has put us in a really good spot in the championship.
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