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Graham Rahal wins crash-marred IndyCar race in Fontana

Graham Rahal wins crash-marred IndyCar race in Fontana

Graham Rahal won for the first time in seven years, but the broader themes of Saturday's MAVTV 500 in Fontana were parity and pack racing. There were 80 lead changes at Auto Club Speedway, breaking the previous IndyCar record of 73 set in November 2001. The close competition led to some exciting moments, including when Rahal eclipsed Tony Kanaan at the finish line, but also produced some dangerous crashes. The scariest crash occurred on the final lap, when Ryan Briscoe and Ryan Hunter-Reay tangled and Briscoe's car went airborne. Both drivers emerged unscathed, but Kanaan, who won this race last year, didn't hold back in his assessment of how the sparsely-attended race...

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