Scheckter Triumphs at Texas

Tomas Scheckter won his first race since 2002 as he held off Sam Hornish to win the Bombardier Learjet 500 at Texas Motor Speedway last night

Scheckter Triumphs at Texas

Scheckter lost the lead at the final round of pit stops to Kanaan, but retook it in the closing laps to just hold off Hornish, with Tony Kanaan and Scott Sharp close behind.

Scheckter led the most laps during the race to take the win after starting the race from pole position. Kanaan's use of strategy allowed him to be the other driver to lead a substantial part of the race.

There were four cautions in the opening 71 laps but from there the race ran caution free, with thirteen cars finishing on the lead lap, nineteen cars making it to the finish.

Despite an equal worst result of the season for Dan Wheldon with sixth, he remains well clear in the title chase, 65 points ahead of teammate Tony Kanaan and 76 points ahead of Penske's Sam Hornish.

Result of Bombardier Learjet 500, Texas Motor Speedway:

Pos Driver Make-Engine Laps 1. Tomas Scheckter Dallara-Chevrolet 200 2. Sam Hornish Jr Dallara-Toyota 200 3. Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 200 4. Scott Sharp Panoz-Honda 200 5. Helio Castroneves Dallara-Toyota 200 6. Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 200 7. Kosuke Matsuura Panoz-Honda 200 8. Dario Franchitti Dallara-Honda 200 9. Vitor Meira Panoz-Honda 200 10. Bryan Herta Dallara-Honda 200 11. Scott Dixon Panoz-Toyota 200 12. Ryan Briscoe Panoz-Toyota 200 13. Danica Patrick Panoz-Honda 200 14. Alex Barron Dallara-Toyota 199 15. Roger Yasukawa Dallara-Honda 199 16. Patrick Carpentier Dallara-Toyota 199 17. Darren Manning Panoz-Toyota 199 18. A.J. Foyt IV Dallara-Toyota 198 19. Tomas Enge Dallara-Chevrolet 194 20. Ed Carpenter Dallara-Toyota 63 21. Buddy Rice Panoz-Honda 25 22. Jimmy Kite Dallara-Toyota 6 
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