Scheckter does Dallas

Tomas Scheckter has not won an Indy Racing League race since Michigan in 2002 when he took a Red Bull Cheever Dallara-Infiniti to victory. The South African has always been seen as being quick but has been accident-prone. But at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night, Scheckter showed his class when he held off Sam Hornish Jr to give Panther Racing and Chevrolet a big win. Tony Kanaan drove a great race to finish third just behind the leading duo and he had Scott Sharp right with him as they crossed the line. Helio Castroneves was fifth and championship leader Dan Wheldon finished sixth. The race was fast and furious but without major incident and there were a string of cars within 10 secs of the winner. Danica Patrick started third and was in the running for much of the event but ended up 13th.

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