Last night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway was definitely worth staying up until 4am to see the end of!
Justin Wilson scored a brilliant win for Dale Coyne Racing. He was catching leader Graham Rahal in the closing laps of the race when Rahal made a crucial mistake, clipping the wall.
Rahal had taken over the lead from Scott Dxon who led much of the way before Ganassi. But Dixon fell back and then hit the wall, missing out on a repeat of his Detroit win last weekend.
That left the Penske pair of Will Power and Ryan Briscoe at the front. But Tony Kanaan made contact with Power trying to pass him at the restart – Kanaan damaged his front wing and Power was handed a penalty for blocking.
Rahal passed Briscoe for the lead but Power was patiently working his way through the traffic. Wilson took Briscoe for second and was perfectly placed to take the win when Rahal slipped up in the closing stages.
Rahal was able to continue and finish in second ahead of Briscoe, James Hinchcliffe and JR Hildebrand.
Dario Franchitti had a dreadful race, struggling with severe oversteer in the opening laps and making several visits to the pits. Rubens Barrichello failed to even start the race after a technical problem on his car and Takuma Sato crashed on lap 64.
1 Will Power 256
2 Scott Dixon 220
3 James Hinchcliffe 208
4 Helio Castroneves 203
5 Simon Pagenaud 199
6 Dario Franchitti 192