Pato O'Ward is closest to home when IndyCar runs in Texas

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The face of Pato O’Ward can be seen on billboards all around Mexico City, and the young driver so much wants to have an IndyCar race in his native country.

“It doesn’t matter where it is,” O’Ward said. “The place would be packed.”

Nearly a month after O’Ward came oh-so-close to winning the season opener, IndyCar’s second race is Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. It’s the closest track for the series to Mexico and San Antonio, the Texas city where O’Ward grew up when his parents sought a safer childhood for he and his sister.


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1 M.Ericsson 51 1
2 P.O'Ward 41 0
3 S.Dixon 36 0
4 A.Rossi 32 0
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6 G.Rahal 28 0
7 W.Power 26 0
8 A.Palou 24 0
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