Wheldon All But Wins Title

Dan Wheldon merely has to start the next IRL round at Watkins Glen in two weeks to become the new IndyCar champion, after he took a record sixth season win today at the Chicagoland Speedway

Wheldon All But Wins Title

Wheldon beat Helio Castroneves and rival Sam Hornish Jr. at the finish line - clinching victory just 0.0133 seconds ahead of Castroneves.

Wheldon now holds the record for most wins in a season, having broken Hornish's previous record. The Briton led 88 of the 200-lap race, and he now has a 102-point lead in the championship standings, ahead of Tony Kanaan.

Tomas Scheckter finished fourth, with Kanaan fifth. Pole-sitter Danica Patrick finished sixth.

Pos  Driver              Make-Engine      Laps
 1.  Dan Wheldon         Dallara-Honda    200
 2.  Helio Castroneves   Dallara-Toyota   200
 3.  Sam Hornish Jr.     Dallara-Toyota   200
 4.  Tomas Scheckter     Dallara-Chevy    200
 5.  Tony Kanaan         Dallara-Honda    200
 6.  Danica Patrick      Panoz-Honda      200
 7.  Vitor Meira         Panoz-Honda      200
 8.  Scott Sharp         Panoz-Honda      200
 9.  Patrick Carpentier  Dallara-Toyota   200
10.  Buddy Lazier        Dallara-Chevy    200
11.  A.J. Foyt IV        Dallara-Chevy    200
12.  Dario Franchitti    Dallara-Honda    200
13.  Buddy Rice          Panoz-Honda      200
14.  Bryan Herta         Dallara-Honda    200
15.  Roger Yasukawa      Dallara-Honda    200
16.  Jaques Lazier       Panoz-Toyota     200
17.  Ed Carpenter        Dallara-Toyota   199
18.  Jimmy Kite          Dallara-Toyota   199
19.  Scott Dixon         Panoz-Toyota     169
20.  Tomas Enge          Dallara-Chevy    140
21.  Alex Barron         Dallara-Toyota    19
22.  Ryan Briscoe        Panoz-Toyota      19
23.  Kosuke Matsuura     Panoz-Honda       19
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