The IndyCar season finale at Chicagoland was a microcosm of the series' existence: a great product that nobody watches. Overshadowed by the NFL and NASCAR, the IndyCars staged its best race of the year, with side by side and even 3 wide racing at almost all times all over the race track. Helio Castroneves started last, and worked his way up to the lead in about 70 laps. The end was a duel between Helio and Scott Dixon, a duel originally given to Dixon, but on the photo finish was reversed to Helio. No matter for Dixon. He won a well-deserved second championship.