Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Ed Carpenter wins IndyCar race in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas — Driver-owner Ed Carpenter, now driving only on ovals, won the Firestone 600 Saturday night after staying in front of Will Power during a two-lap shootout after a late caution in the IndyCar series race.

On the final green-flag stop with 35 laps left, Carpenter beat pole-sitter and season points leader Power off pit road. Team Penske driver Power made things worse when he was penalized for speeding out of the pits.

Power was sixth, and Carpenter had a lead of about 18 seconds over Juan Pablo Montoya, when Takuma Sato's engine blew and his car caught fire with 10 laps left.

While the top-four cars stayed out during that caution, Power went in for fresh tires. He then made a charge after the final restart to finish second.

Formula One: For the third straight week, Mercedes teammates and champion­ship leaders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will line up for a race in the series side-by-side in the front row of the starting grid.

The dominant team on the circuit this year — winning all six races, with five second-place finishes as well — Mercedes claimed the top two starting spots for the Canadian Grand Prix in qualifying. Rosberg, the points leader, earned the pole, and Hamilton will be next to him at the start of today's race.

"That was very important as there aren't many opportunities to overtake here, particularly if you are in the same car," said Rosberg, who earned his second pole position in a row and third for the year.

It's the third straight race, and fourth overall, that Mercedes has a front-row lockout.

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