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Until the last lap, when Sato made his move for the win, the race was close but largely incident free.
The only multi-car accident came when a spin by Mike Conway collected Will Power, who came to Indy as the series points leader and winner of the last three races this season. It was a somewhat frightening accident as Conway, who broke his front wing when he hit one of his crew members on pit road, hit the outside wall and his car tilted on its side before coming to rest. And Helio Castroneves had to deftly maneuver past a bouncing tire that still grazed one of his own wheels.
Besides that, though, the race was slowed by just seven other cautions _ including the one on the last lap _ for 39 of the 200 laps.
The series’ next stop is June 3 in Belle Isle, Mich.
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