Payne beats Marshall in close 2019 US Nationals race
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Payne went 5.563 at 264.86 mph to win the Wally. Marshall went 5.565 at 261.93 mph in the losing effort.
The Claremont, California native picked up his third Indy win. He previously won in 2010 and 2014.
Prior to this final round appearance, both drivers had two wins against each other. However, this was the first-time they faced off against each other in the final round.
Both drivers were 0.001 seconds a part of the starting line. Payne had an 0.032 reaction time, while Marshall had an 0.033.
The duo were side-by-side down the track. The McMinnville, Oregon native had a small lead all the way until the finish line when Payne got the win.
The California native won by 0.0031 seconds, or approx. 14 inches. He now has 44 career wins.