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APRIL 30, 2005

Wheldon wins in Japan

Dan Wheldon scored his third win in four races in the Indy Racing League this year with victory in Motegi in Japan. The Andretti Green driver won in Miami and St Petersburg. The only other driver to win this year is Sam Hornish Jr, who was the winner in Phoenix.

In the 200 laps race at Motegi Wheldon beat Scott Sharp by 3.5secs, while third and fourth places went to Rahal Letterman Racing duo Buddy Rice and Danica Patrick.

Wheldon's Andretti Green team mates Bryan Herta and Tony Kanaan were fifth and sixth with Sam Hornish seventh.