IZOD INDYCAR SERIES - SHELL PENNZOIL GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON (RACE 1)

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Round 17 of 19

Top Three Finishers
1. Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
2. Simona de Silvestro (KV Racing Technology)
3. Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)

Points Leaders (After 17 Races)
1. Helio Castroneves (513)
2. Scott Dixon (505)
3. Simon Pagenaud (463)
4. Marco Andretti (447)
5. Ryan Hunter-Reay (437)

Firestone Race Highlight
Will Power recorded the fastest lap of the day (60.0201 seconds), topping pole-sitter Takuma Sato’s qualifying lap (60.4535). Power’s quick lap came on Firestone primaries on lap 56, achieving the unusual feat of going faster than the pole-sitter during the middle of a race.

Race Temperatures
Track temperatures: 109°-116° F (43°-47° C)
Ambient temperatures: 91°-93° F (33°-34° C)

Winner Scott Dixon, #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I was a little worried with qualifying how the (Firestone alternate) reds were going to hold on, but almost no drop-off. It was very surprising. They suited the track very well. Still the (primary) blacks seem to be the optimum choice. They hung on a little better. Overall grip throughout the stint was good. Both sets of tires, (alternate) red and (primary) black, were phenomenal here today in Houston."


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