Posted: Jun 28, 2014 4:06 PM
Updated: Jun 28, 2014 4:07 PM
HOUSTON (AP) Carlos Huertas raced to his first IndyCar Series victory, leading a Colombian sweep of the rain-soaked podium Saturday in the Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader opener.
Strategy put Justin Wilson and Huertas in the lead late in the race. Wilson eventually had to pit for fuel. Huertas assumed the lead with just over seven minutes to go.
Then a caution briefly slowed action but IndyCar had enough time to run one final lap.
Only Graham Rahal ran into the back of third-place Tony Kanaan before the restart. IndyCar could not go green and the race ended with Huertas leading Juan Pablo Montoya and Rahal across the finish line.
But Rahal was penalized for hitting Kanaan, so third-place went to Carlos Munoz in the first all-Colombian sweep of the podium in IndyCar history.