In terms of popularity, IndyCar racing in America is somewhere down near track and field or the WNBA. Too many left turns, and the cars don’t look anything like your Taurus.
But occasionally, race fans are rewarded with moments like what happened Saturday at Texas Speedway, where a gnarly final lap resulted in Graham Rahal beating James Hinchcliffe by 0.008 seconds.
Hinchcliffe dominated most of the night, but late in the race drivers started getting aggressive, and started crashing into each other, and some restarts allowed the pack to bunch up behind him, setting up the incredible finish in the video above.
Rahal crossed the finish line with part of Tony Kanaan’s car sticking out of his own.
— Texas Motor Speedway (@TXMotorSpeedway) August 28, 2016
Kanaan’s margin of victory was the smallest in the history of Texas Motor Speedway, which opened in 1996.