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Hornish, Penske outperform Ganassi cars in the clutch

Updated: August 13, 2006, 11:16 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

SPARTA, Ky. -- Sam Hornish Jr. had Dan Wheldon squarely in the crosshairs, sizing him up for late in the race.

The rivals battled for the lead back and forth, side-by-side for some 40 laps late in Sunday's Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Hornish thought the No. 6 Penske Dallara-Honda would be good enough in the end, but it would take some work.

"If it came down to it, I would have had to time it right," Hornish said. "I would have never passed him all the way, unless we ...

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