FORT WORTH, Texas — Graham Rahal passed James Hinchcliffe on the last lap Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, winning the rain-delayed Firestone 600 by the fifth-closest margin in Verizon IndyCar Series history. The separation was 0.0080 second, the closest in track history.
Hinchcliffe led 188 of the 248 laps but had to settle for second. Tony Kanaan finished third with series points leader Simon Pagenaud fourth. Helio Castroneves finished fifth.
Kanaan made a bid for the lead, but Rahal pushed Hinchcliffe to the front, and then Rahal dispatched Hinchcliffe.
“There’s no describing it,” Hinchcliffe said of the disappointment.
At one point Hinchcliffe led by more than 10 seconds.
This race was supposed to be held June 11 but was postponed to June 12 because of rain. After 71 laps, it was red-flagged for rain and the conclusion rescheduled.
FIRST CRASH: The race started under caution, then went green from the resumption on Lap 75 to Lap 213. Ed Carpenter had just pulled alongside Scott Dixon and appeared to clear him when they…