Castroneves Wins at Texas Motor Speedway

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0  Updated at 6:00 am, June 9th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Helio Castroneves picked up his first win of the IndyCar season on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

Castroneves led 132 laps and finished 4.7 seconds ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay for the checkered flag.

“Texas is awesome. I love this place,” Castroneves said. “The car was absolutely on rails.”

The victory also marked the first one for Team Penske this season.

“He drove a flawless race.” Team owner Roger Penske said. “I think Helio had probably as good of execution as we’ve had in a long time.”

Castroneves now leads in the points standings.  Marco Andretti finished in fifth and is now in second, 22 points behind Castroneves.

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