Sam Hornish Jr. wins at Phoenix

Updated: November 13, 2011, 9:14 PM ET
Associated Press

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Sam Hornish Jr. pumped his fist out the window, made a nice grab to catch the checkered flag and circled toward Victory Lane. He pulled up next to the trophy, climbed out of his car and had trouble getting the words out, his voice cracking as tears filled his eyes.

After everything Hornish had been through since switching to NASCAR, this victory four years in the making hit him with a flood of emotion.

One of the most accomplished American open-wheel drivers in ...

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