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Both Will Power and Scott Dixon say more can be done to improve the behavior of the spec IndyCar kit on superspeedways, after each were left frustrated by their cars’ handling imbalances in dirty air.
Alexander Rossi, who scored his third victory of the season at Pocono Raceway this afternoon, said the work that rookie teammate Zach Veach performed in testing had given Andretti Autosport-Honda a vital edge for the race.
James Hinchcliffe is suffering cuts and bruises after getting embroiled in Robert Wickens’ shunt at Pocono, but said his thoughts are currently with his hospitalized teammate.
Alexander Rossi delivered his third win of the season and fifth of his career to close within 29 points of third-place finisher Scott Dixon, while two-time Pocono winner Will Power had to settle for second.
Robert Wickens was awake and alert when he was airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest after a vicious shunt in the opening laps of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. He was admitted with unspecified orthopedic injuries.
IndyCar drivers will head into Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 without having run any practice laps since qualifying, as wet weather forced the series to cancel final practice this afternoon.
Will Power says that matching AJ Foyt in IndyCar’s pole-winning tally was something he’d never expected but for now he remains focused on trying to close his current points gap to Scott Dixon.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power has joined IndyCar icon AJ Foyt in second on the all-time pole-winner’s list with the 53rd top spot of his career during qualifying at Pocono Raceway.
Zach Veach put Andretti Autosport-Honda on top in opening practice for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, ahead of Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden and his own teammate Alexander Rossi.