Stephan Wilson may have won the Kentucky 100 at the Kentucky Speedway but the star of the day was truly Josef Newgarden who clinched the Firestone Indy Lights championship.
To be honest, in order to win the championship, Newgarden only had to take the green flag at the Indy Lights event.
Wilson took a big step in attaining the runner-up in the championship race by taking a 3.1136-second victory over Newgarden in the 67-lap race on the 1.5-mile oval.
Wilson, who had earned his first Sunoco Pole Award a day earlier in the No. 5 Andretti Autosport car, overtook Esteban Guerrieri for second in the standings. With three bonus points for the pole and leading the most laps, he has a seven-point advantage with one race remaining in the season.
It also was Wilson's first oval victory, adding to his win on the Toronto street circuit in June, and his ninth top-five finish of the season.
Jorge Goncalvez finished third in the No. 4 Belardi Auto Racing Special and Brandon Wagner was fourth in the No. 22 TMR-Davey Hamilton Racing entry. Bryan Clauson, who started 11th in the No. 77 Mazda Road to Indy/CURB Records/SSM car, finished fifth.