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got his eighth IndyCar win at Texas, along three NASCAR victories there (two Sprint Cup, one Nationwide). Chip Ganassis team, w antworten

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Helio Castroneves fourth IndyCar victory at Texas was much different than his other ones. Instead of driving flat out and side by side with other cars at more than 210 mph almost every lap on the high-banked, 1 1/2-mile track, this time it was about managing tires along with a different aero package providing less downforce. And just holding on. "A lot of cars were going forwards and a lot of cars were going backwards," Castroneves said. "Because of that, it just changed and you had to be ahead of the game." Team Penske and Castroneves nailed the setup and their strategy Saturday night to finally get their first victory this season. Castroneves led the final 132 laps and finished 4.7 seconds ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay. His other three Texas victories -- in 2004, 2006 and 2009 -- were by a combined margin of just over 1 second. "Oh man, that was interesting. ... It was like, at times, a race against yourself, just to save the tires and keep yourself off the wall. It was just a very challenging race," Hunter-Reay said. "I was searching around for grip, getting into a rhythm, but definitely have had the full range of racing here at Texas Motor Speedway from 2008 to now." The top five finishers were Chevrolets, and those were the only cars to finish on the lead lap. Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan was third, followed by Ed Carpenter and Marco Andretti. Hunter-Reay led 35 of the 228 laps, all of his up front in the first half of the race. "Its so difficult to get the package exactly right with the downforce and the tires and the degradation of the tires," he said. "As a series were working toward that." Texas, always known for some of the fastest and closest IndyCar races, was the first of four consecutive oval events for IndyCar. The Milwaukee Mile is next. Kanaan, a past winner at Texas, was already ready to talk about the package for next year in the Lone Star State after what he described as an exciting and long night. "I dont know what happened behind me, but I can tell you that I had my hands full," Kanaan said. Asked what its like on the high-speed track when the tires start going away like they are designed to do, Kanaan responded, "Its extremely uncomfortable. Because here, youre along for the ride." Hunter-Reay described a lack of predictability about what will happen without tires and with less downforce. "The car gives you a feeling and then it does something different," he said. "It does not want to get into the corner at all. ... The car does not want to come up out of the bank. Once it does, the rear just snaps loose, and I had some major ones, corrections. Im sure everybody did." Castroneves held on for his 28th career victory, and became the seventh winner in eight IndyCar races this season. He also took over sole possession of the points lead, breaking a tie with Andretti, who dropped 22 points back and is still without a victory. Will Power, Castroneves teammate who was the polesitter, finished seventh. Penske got his eighth IndyCar win at Texas, along three NASCAR victories there (two Sprint Cup, one Nationwide). Chip Ganassis team, which has won four IndyCar races at Texas, is still looking for a win anywhere this season. Dario Franchitti was the highest-finishing Honda in sixth, while Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon was 23rd in the 24-car field after finishing only 61 laps because of an apparent gear shaft problem. Andretti led the first 53 laps after starting on the front row, before giving up the lead on a green-flag stop. He led only four more laps before Castroneves went high around him late on lap 96 and stayed in front. "The car was absolutely on rails," Castroneves said. Before Oriol Servia spun out right in front of him on lap 113, Castroneves had built a 14-second lead over defending race winner Justin Wilson. Castroneves was able to get around Servias car without any issue, and his ensuing stop under caution ended a sequence of 61 laps without a stop -- after an early 54-lap run. "We knew we wanted to run as long as we could, and the tires were so good when we took them off the first time, we didnt have to worry," Penske said. "We just stayed steady the whole time. ... Helio did a great job. He drove all night long and coming up on cars that are 10-15 miles an hour slower and is able to maintain his speed and the distance between cars behind him." Authentic Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee? Green had bounced around the NBA when he wasnt playing overseas. 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MIAMI -- When Temple coach Fran Dunphy arrived in the Owls locker room for some postgame remarks Saturday, he had a few words to say about his teams next opponent.Not that his kids needed any reminding.No. 1 Villanova awaits, and Temple is going into that one on a winning note.Obi Enechionyia and Shizz Alston Jr. each scored 15 points, and Temple ran out to a 25-point lead before hanging on to beat DePaul 74-65 in the Hoophall Miami Invitational. Villanova would have been Temples second game in last seasons NCAA Tournament, but the Owls lost to Iowa and didnt get a chance to disrupt the Wildcats run to the national title.A chance to knock them out of the No. 1 spot this year will have to do, for now.The reality is and was that they were the best basketball team throughout the year, Dunphy said. We watched them tremendously throughout the year. They were the best basketball team and they proved it throughout the NCAA Tournament.Quinton Rose scored 12 and Josh Brown had 11 points, seven steals and five assists for the Owls (7-3), who have won six of their last seven games. Brown started for the first time this season, after coming off the bench in three games following his recovery from an Achilles injury.I didnt feel out of sorts, Brown said.Eli Cain scored 17 points for DePaul (5-3), which got 15 from Billy Garrett Jr. The Blue Demons came in shooting only 29 percent from 3-point range and struggled again, making just 1 of 15 tries on Saturday.Temple was 9 for 20 from 3-point range, translating to a 27-3 edge in points.DePaul was down 63-38 with 9 minutes left, before a 3-pointer by Cain seemed to give the Blue Demons some life. 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Garrett got to double figures for the 70th consecutive game, moved past Joe Ponsetto for 25th on the schools all-time scoring list and shot 11 for 12 from the line to get to No. 5 on DePauls all-time free throw list as well.SURPRISETemple senior Mike Robbins had one field goal and eight points in his college career entering Saturday, over 19 appearances. He had eight points and made all three of his shots in the win over DePaul.Surreal, Robbins said.UP NEXTTemple: The Owls play at Villanova on Tuesday. Temple is 2-15 all-time against AP No. 1 teams, and Villanova (10-0) likely will stay there after beating Notre Dame on Saturday.DePaul: The Blue Demons host UIC on Wednesday. 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