Hornish Wins at the Milwaukee Mile

Sam Hornish Jr took his second win of the season at the Milwakee Mile today, after leading more than half of the 225-lap race, which he started in pole position

Hornish Wins at the Milwaukee Mile

Hornish led the first 111 laps, but found himself in a crucial battle for the lead with Dario Franchitti, eventually regaining the lead with eight laps to go, to finish ahead of Franchitti by mere four tenths of a second.

This was a reversal of last week's fortunes: Franchitti won at the Nashville Superspeedway ahead of Hornish, in second.

Tomas Scheckter finished today's race in third, ahead of Tony Kanaan in fourth and points leader Dan Wheldon in fifth.

Rookie Danica Patrick escaped injury when she crashed heavily on lap 127, after making contact with the wall after Turn 1. The rookie said she did not know what caused the spin, which led to her crash, but accepted it was likely to be a driving error.

"It was just such a sudden snap," she said. "The groove had definitely widened out through the race. I was pretty much where I was the whole time, not going any faster, and it just snapped.

"It very well could have been my fault, but I heard that Dario had some action in his steering wheel on the same lap, so I don't know. Maybe it was my fault, but I'll take the blame."

Pos Driver Make-Engine Laps 1. Sam Hornish Jr. Dallara-Toyota 225 2. Dario Franchitti Dallara-Honda 225 3. Tomas Scheckter Dallara-Chevy 225 4. Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 225 5. Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 225 6. Bryan Herta Dallara-Honda 225 7. Patrick Carpentier Dallara-Toyota 224 8. Alex Barron Dallara-Toyota 224 9. Vitor Meira Panoz-Honda 224 10. Scott Sharp Panoz-Honda 221 11. Kosuke Matsuura Panoz-Honda 220 12. Ed Carpenter Dallara-Toyota 219 13. Scott Dixon Panoz-Toyota 219 14. Jimmy Kite Dallara-Toyota 218 15. Roger Yasukawa Dallara-Honda 212 16. Helio Castroneves Dallara-Toyota 206 17. Buddy Rice Panoz-Honda 164 18. Buddy Lazier Dallara-Chevy 129 19. Danica Patrick Panoz-Honda 125 20. Darren Manning Panoz-Toyota 34 21. A.J. Foyt IV Dallara-Toyota 19 22. Ryan Briscoe Panoz-Toyota 0 
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