2013 Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston
|17th and 18th round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season|
|Date||October 5 and 6, 2013|
|Official name||Grand Prix of Houston|
|Location||NRG Park, Houston, Texas, United States|
|Course|| Permanent racing facility |
1.683 mi / 2.709 km
|Distance||90 laps, 151.47 mi / 243.767 km</td></tr>|
|Driver||Template:Country data JPN Takuma Sato||A. J. Foyt Enterprises|
|First||23x15px Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Second||23x16px Simona de Silvestro||KV Racing Technology|
|Third||23x15px Justin 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. That was a similar scene when Pedro Lamy collide JJ Lehto on the start of 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola. 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, and was forced to retire from racing due to the severity of the injuries he sustained.
- 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.
- "Dario Franchitti retires from IndyCar after accident". USA Today (Gannett Company). November 14, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
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