Herta Takes First Win of the Season

Brian Herta has taken his first 2005 IndyCar win, having started from pole at the Michigan International Speedway

Herta Takes First Win of the Season

Michigan native Herta beat his teammate, points leader Dan Wheldon, by less than four hundredths of a second - one of the all-time closest IRL race finishes. The Andretti Green Racing duo finished ahead of Tomas Scheckter, Tony Kanaan, Sam Hornish Jr. and Buddy Lazier.

The race around the D-shaped oval ran uncharacteristically smooth, with only one crash, on lap 181, which saw Pather Racing's Townsend Bell spin in Turn Two.

Herta's win completes a full house for his Andretti Green Racing team, now having all their drivers win a race in 2005.

Pos Driver Make-Engine Laps 1. Bryan Herta Dallara-Honda 200 2. Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 200 3. Tomas Scheckter Dallara-Chevy 200 4. Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 200 5. Sam Hornish Jr. Dallara-Toyota 200 6. Buddy Lazier Dallara-Chevy 200 7. Scott Sharp Panoz-Honda 200 8. Dario Franchitti Dallara-Honda 200 9. Patrick Carpentier Dallara-Toyota 199 10. Ryan Briscoe Panoz-Toyota 199 11. Alex Barron Dallara-Toyota 199 12. A.J. Foyt IV Dallara-Toyota 198 13. Jimmy Kite Dallara-Toyota 197 14. Vitor Meira Panoz-Honda 185 15. Townsend Bell Dallara-Chevy 180 16. Kosuke Matsuura Panoz-Honda 180 17. Jaques Lazier Panoz-Toyota 179 18. Roger Yasukawa Dallara-Honda 179 19. Scott Dixon Panoz-Toyota 166 20. Danica Patrick Panoz-Honda 163 21. Helio Castroneves Dallara-Toyota 138 22. Buddy Rice Panoz-Honda 126 23. Ed Carpenter Dallara-Toyota 118 
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