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Hornish tangles three times at Pocono
Sam Hornish Jr. pulled off his own trifecta Sunday - three wrecks, the last of which sent him out of the race with 70 laps to go. Two of the accidents involved Patrick Carpentier, 11 laps apart leading to back-to-back caution flags.

The first bump came 58 laps in when both cars spun out down low, with Hornish's Dodge skidding sideways into the infield, before Carpentier's Dodge later appeared to get loose out of the same turn and bumped into Hornish. The third wreck involved Dario Franchitti around the first turn, which sent Hornish out for good.

"Pretty bad day for us, for sure. We got involved in a couple altercations early and that right there was my fault," Hornish said. "Not a very good weekend for us, for sure."

A frustrated Franchitti was much less forgiving of his former IndyCar Series rival. Both drivers are former Indianapolis 500 and IRL champions. "The Hornish incident, I don't know. I went in there pretty deep and I got into the apex and he just drilled us," said Franchitti, who finished 41st, one ahead of Hornish. "Whether his brakes failed or his brain failed, I don't know but he seems to be wrecking a lot of race cars." ThatsRacin.com

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