In IndyCar racing, 1.1930 seconds can mean the difference between hoisting the winner’s trophy and settling for second place.
Justin Wilson knows that all too well.
Wilson, who drove the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America IndyCar to a second-place finish at Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix in Sonoma, Calif., knew he had a car that could win. And though second place is something of a consolation prize, Wilson was content with his third podium finish this year (along with Long Beach and Detroit).
“It was great to be back on the podium again with the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car,” Wilson said. “Everyone at Dale Coyne Racing has worked so hard to get a great result this weekend. We have had some ups and downs this year, and have run some really good races, but ended up finishing eighth or ninth. So today was some redemption and it helped us in the championship point standings.”
Indeed Wilson, who finished just behind winner Will Power in Sunday’s race, moved up to seventh in the IZOD IndyCar Series Championship point standings. That’s out of 38 drivers, I should add. Continue reading