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Castroneves sees title slip from grasp

Updated: September 11, 2006, 9:59 PM ET
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com

JOLIET, Ill. -- Helio Castroneves knew one point wasn't much of a cushion. He knew he needed to drive fast and up front if he wanted to claim his first-ever IndyCar Racing title.

More than anything else, Castroneves knew that the only three other racers left vying for the title, Sam Hornish Jr., Dan Wheldon and Scott Dixon, would be racing at the front of the pack.

What he didn't realize was that it would be two other drivers and a computer that he all-but-called questionable, that ...

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