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Askew wins at IMS via pass on final homestretch

Indy Lights newcomer Oliver Askew passed teammate Ryan Norman at the start-finish line to win the Freedom 100 by a mere 0.0067 seconds, the fourth-closest finish in race history.

Askew took the lead entering the final lap, and it appeared Norman would be able to use the draft to pass for the win. He swung past on the outside along the backstretch and led through the first two turns, and then Norman dived to the inside as he tried to hold Askew off at the line.

Askew went just a bit lower and just a bit faster, winning Friday's race by the width of his front wing for Andretti Autosport. It also gave Askew the lead in the series through seven of 18 races.

Rinus VeeKay was third in a race in which the top five were separated by six-tenths of a second.

Chris Windom and David Malukas walked away from their shredded Indy Lights cars after a frightening crash a few laps into the race.

Windom was in a harrowing Silver Crown crash in the Hoosier Hundred on Thursday night and said he was glad to walk away. He was just as fortunate to walk away Friday, when Malukas lost control at about 200 mph and Windom's car climbed onto a wall and surfed down the front-stretch fencing.

The race had to be red-flagged so that track crews could repair the barrier.