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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