Scott Sharp captured the rain-plagued Indy Racing League
Scott Sharp wins IRL Casino Magic 500

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 11 (AFP) - After a one-day delay, Scott Sharp captured the rain-plagued Indy Racing League Northern Lights Casino Magic 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway here Sunday.

Sharp, who led 38 of the 208 laps, was in a battle with Robby McGehee over the final eight laps and took the chequered flag by 0.059 seconds.

Al Unser jnr finished third, followed by Buzz Calkins and Scott Goodyear. Mark Dismore was sixth with pole sitter and series points leader Buddy Lazier finishing seventh. Lazier was up front for 62 laps.

The race was postponed Saturday night due to rain. Inclement weather also called off qualifying on Friday and forced the starting grid to be set by the points standings.