IndyCar 2014: Texas Firestone 600 – Race Results

Ed Carpenter wins in Texas

After getting crashed out at Indy, Ed Carpenter finally had the kind of race he deserved at last night’s Firestone 600, putting the Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet into the winner’s circle just .5 seconds ahead of the Penskes of Will Power and Juan Pablo Montoya. “I knew we had a good car,” said Carpenter. “We had a good test here. I got extra motivated for tonight … the Fuzzy’s car was hooked up by the end. I though for sure, we were the car to beat.”

Carpenter won’t race again until the July 6 race at Pocono. While his partner behind the wheel of the no. 20, road-course specialist Mike Conway, will be driving in both rounds of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston on June 28-29.

Simon Pagenaud was the highest finishing Honda driver in fourth, with Scott Dixon rounding out the top five, making it a 1-2-3-5 finish for the Chevrolet guys. Here’s how the rest of the Firestone 600 played out for the rest of the IndyCar field.

 

Car # Driver Engine Pos.
20 Ed Carpenter Chevy 1
12 Will Power Chevy 2
2 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 3
77 Simon Pagenaud Honda 4
9 Scott Dixon Chevy 5
10 Tony Kanaan Chevy 6
7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) Honda -1 Lap
3 Helio Castroneves Chevy -1 Lap
8 Ryan Briscoe Chevy -1 Lap
83 Charlie Kimball Chevy -1 Lap
67 Josef Newgarden Honda -1 Lap
15 Graham Rahal Honda -2 Laps
34 Carlos Munoz (R) Honda -3 Laps
27 James Hinchcliffe Honda -4 Laps
98 Jack Hawksworth (R) Honda -4 Laps
18 Carlos Huertas (R) Honda -4 Laps
17 Sebastian Saavedra Chevy -4 Laps
14 Takuma Sato Honda Ret.
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Honda Ret.
11 Sebastien Bourdais Chevy Ret.
19 Justin Wilson Honda Ret.
25 Marco Andretti Honda Ret.

 

Sources | Images: IndyCar, Speed Sport.

 

Jo Borrás

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