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Guerrieri takes checkered flag in Freedom 100

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A bold move late in the Freedom 100 gave Esteban Guerrieri the lead and the Argentine held on to win a crash-marred Indy Lights race Friday in Indianapolis.

The developmental series race was largely run in packs and included a wild early melee that brought out a red flag, stopping the race because of damage to a barrier. Another hard hit late in the race brought out a yellow that did not give rookie Carlos Munoz a chance to catch Guerrieri.

It's the fourth consecutive year Sam Schmidt Motorsports has won the Freedom 100. France's Tristan Vautier, another rookie, was third behind Munoz.

Four drivers went to the infield medical center, including Emerson Newton-John, the nephew of singer Olivia Newton-John. All were cleared and released.