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Inside: The Week In Sports

Motor Sports
Martin Truex Jr.: No. 1 with a bullet at DEI • The Lewis Hamilton Express roars on at the Brickyard

Survey says: Mets shortstop Jose Reyes and Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon are the most coveted players • Coming off a no-hitter, Justin Verlander is the fourth choice in SI's poll

That's all it took for pole sitter Lewis Hamilton (2) to slip ahead of teammate Fernando Alonso (1) at the beginning of the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The start was not so smooth for the cars that collided behind the leaders. Hamilton, the rookie from Great Britain, went on to win his second race in a row and take a 10-point lead over Alonso in the F/1 standings.


Photograph by David E. Klutho