Kimball runs strong race with late-technical issue at Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif. – Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing (NNCGR) driver Charlie Kimball finished 21st in the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Raceway. The finish comes in Kimball’s 29th career IZOD IndyCar Series start.

The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team started from 21st position and withstood incidents that caused two cautions totaling 11 laps on the 2.31-mile, 12-turn road course.

Charlie Kimball, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Charlie Kimball, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

Photo by: Steve Gaysinskiy

The No. 83 would find its way from 21st position to 11th by lap 65 of the 85-lap race. As the No. 83 climbed its way up the charts, the car lost fourth-gear during the first caution period. Due to the late-technical issue, Kimball was forced to pit to fix the gearbox on lap 69.

As a result, the No.83 NovoLog FlexPen Honda dropped10 positions and went three laps down to spend the remainder of the race in 21st position.

With the result, Kimball moves from 16th position to 18th in the IZOD IndyCar Series point standings with 228 markers, -214 points behind points leader Will Power.

Up next, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing will compete in the Grand Prix of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sunday, September 2

Source: Chip Ganassi Racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Charlie Kimball , Chip Ganassi , Will Power
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing
Article type Race report
Tags ganassi, honda, indycar, kimball, novo-nordisk