2013 Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston

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United States 2013 Grand Prix of Houston
Race details
17th and 18th round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
DateOctober 5 and 6, 2013
Official nameGrand Prix of Houston
LocationNRG Park, Houston, Texas, United States
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.683 mi / 2.709 km
Distance90 laps
151.47 mi / 243.767 km
Pole position
DriverTakuma Sato (A. J. Foyt Enterprises)
Time97.305 mph
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondSimona de Silvestro (KV Racing Technology)
ThirdJustin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)

The 2013 Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston was the third and final doubleheader of the 2013 IndyCar Series season. The races took place on October 5 and 6, 2013.


The starting scene of race 1 was a crash involving James Hinchcliffe and Ed Carpenter after Hinchcliffe's car suffered stall. The first race was won by Scott Dixon, who finished second to Team Penske driver Will Power in the second race. The second race was also notable for an accident on the final lap involving Dario Franchitti, E. J. Viso, and Takuma Sato. Franchitti suffered major injuries in the crash,[1] and was forced to retire from racing due to the severity of the injuries he sustained.[2]


  1. ^ Olson, Jeff; Ryan, Nate; Cavin, Curt (October 11, 2013). "Franchitti breaks back, has surgery after crash that injures fans". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Dario Franchitti retires from IndyCar after accident". USA Today. Gannett Company. November 14, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2014.

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