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Carpenter accepts blame for Wickens crash

Ed Carpenter immediately accepted for the crash that eliminated himself and top-three contender, Robert Wickens at Texas Motor Speedway, while Wickens stated that drivers had gotten "really desperate" in their on-track behavior. Wickens (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports), Andretti's Alexander Rossi and Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon made the most of Honda's better fuel mileage and nursed their tires sufficiently well to climb into the top three during the race. But while Dixon went on to win and Rossi claim third, Wickens was eliminated in a clash with Carpenter on Lap 173 of 243 after he had pitted from the lead and began to cycle back to the front. As Wickens dived for the inside...
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