Dario Franchitti took the lead following the final round of pit stops and never looked back during the last 50 laps to capture Sunday’s Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway. The No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver crossed the finish line 5.0132 seconds ahead of Ryan Briscoe.
Franchitti scored his second victory of the season and 10th of his IndyCar career. He picked up the win in April. Not even one lap was complete before a multi-car wreck involving E.J. Viso, Robert Doornbos, and Ryan Hunter-Reay brought out the caution flag.
Briscoe, who led a race-high 85 laps, finished second for the third consecutive race. The Indy Racing League will return to Iowa Speedway, officials said at a news conference, but a two-year extension agreement has yet to be finalized. A record crowd of 40,192 saw Sunday’s race.