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SEPTEMBER 10, 2006

Hornish wins IRL title on countback

Dan Wheldon won the final Indy Racing League race of the season for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, beating his team mate Scott Dixon at Chicagoland ahead of Penske rivals Sam Hornish Jr and Helio Castroneves. The result means that Hornish and Wheldon finish the season equal on 475 points but Hornish is the champion as he won four races to Wheldon's two.