May 7, 2013
Hinchcliffe win a race to remember
Just the type of thrilling last-lap victory IndyCar series need
By DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

James Hinchcliffe celebrates after winning the IndyCar Series Sao Paulo Indy 300 on Sunday. (Getty/AFP)

First off, I did not get to see James Hinchcliffe’s IZOD IndyCar Series win live at the Sao Paul Indy 300.

I was otherwise occupied waiting out a 31/2-hour rain delay for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

With the magic of PVR, however, I did get to see it a day later and it was spectacular.

Just like every young hockey player dreams of scoring the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 7, every young racecar driver dreams of making a winning pass in the final corner of the final lap.

And that was just what Hinchcliffe did at Turn 11 on the 4.080-km temporary street course when he turned Takuma Sato inside out to beat him to the checkered flag.

“To win a race on the last corner of the last lap is one of the coolest feelings,” Hinchcliffe said. “It’s races like this that people remember.”



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