Published June 09, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – Helio Castroneves' fourth IndyCar victory at Texas was much different than his other ones.
This time it was about managing tires and dealing with a different aero package providing less downforce. It wasn't driving flat out and side by side with other cars at more than 210 mph almost every lap on the high-banked, 1 1/2-mile track.
Castroneves led the final 132 laps Saturday night for his first victory this season — and 28th in the driver's career. He also won at Texas in 2004, 2006 and 2009.
Castroneves finished 4.7 seconds ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay, who described the challenge as trying to save tires and stay off the wall.
Indianapolis 500 champ Tony Kanaan, a past winner at Texas who finished third, says he had his hands full.