Front of the race worth watching; so is the back

Updated: August 9, 2006, 7:10 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

There's a race within a race this weekend at Kentucky Speedway in the Meijer Indy 300 (Sunday 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC).

At the front of the field there's the small matter of the tightest championship battle in Indy Racing League history, with four drivers clustered within 31 points of series leader Helio Castroneves. The Brazilian will battle his teammate Sam Hornish Jr. and Target/Ganassi Racing's Dan Wheldon and Scott Dixon for victory and for any kind of momentum heading into the ...

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