Road America (2017)
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Runner-up Josef Newgarden, who led the Penske foursome in the Kohler Grand Prix, says winner Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing earned their win, although he regretted being on the wrong tires to defend his lead on the first restart.
Alexander Rossi says the clash with Tony Kanaan that saw the Ganassi driver hit the wall at the fast Kink was a result of the Brazilian veteran misjudging his closing rate on the struggling Andretti Autosport car.
Scott Dixon says it was his Honda’s fuel mileage/horsepower combination that gave him the edge over the Penske-Chevrolets at Road America, and came despite a fuel-pump issue that threatened to ruin his day.
Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda's Scott Dixon held off a charging Josef Newgarden in the closing stages of the Kohler Grand Prix to nail his first win of the season and extend his championship lead.
Graham Rahal says his decision to not run red tires in the final round of qualifying at Road America was in order to give himself a chance against the dominant Penske-Chevrolets in tomorrow’s Kohler Grand Prix.
Helio Castroneves reaches elite level with 50th career pole position
A superfast and brave lap earned Helio Castroneves the 50th pole position of his IndyCar career and third of the season to edge teammate Will Power by 0.0604sec in a Penske-dominated fight.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s reigning champion Simon Pagenaud hit the top of the times in third practice at Road America, as he and teammate Will Power ducked under last year’s pole position time by 0.2sec.
Will Power, Graham Rahal and Josef Newgarden say that IndyCar should have extended the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America by 10 rather than five laps, since all teams will still be attempting to make it only a three-stop race.
Josef Newgarden led Team Penske-Chevrolet’s domination of second practice at Road America when he, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud became the only drivers to break the 140mph barrier, as drivers tried out the soft alternate-compound tires.
Alexander Rossi put Andretti Autosport-Honda at the top of the times in opening practice at Road America as teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay effectively ended the session five minutes early with a spin into the gravel.
Mercedes DTM driver Robert Wickens could make a shock IndyCar debut at Road America this weekend as immigration issues have threatened the participation of Mikhail Aleshin.