Newgarden wins championship and Herta wins IndyCar finale

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MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) Josef Newgarden wrapped up his second IndyCar championship and burst into tears - an odd reaction for a steely-nerved race car driver who rarely shows emotion.

The outburst of emotion took him by surprise and shocked his fiancee, who had never before seen tears from Newgarden.

"I never cry. Ever. Even my fiancee is a little disturbed," said Newgarden. "And it was a good cry."

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IndyCar Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 J.Newgarden 641 4
2 S.Pagenaud 616 3
3 A.Rossi 608 2
4 S.Dixon 578 2
5 W.Power 550 2
6 F.Rosenqvist 425 0
7 C.Herta 420 2
8 R.Hunter-Reay 420 0
9 T.Sato 415 2
10 G.Rahal 389 0
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