Rahal Dominates Race One In Detroit
Graham Rahal said that everything went to plan as he took victory from pole position in the opening race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Lear dominating the race in the United Rental Turns For Troops Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Scott Dixon in the No.9 Camping World Honda finished the race in second place saying that is stoked with the result of the race and that it was great for the points.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Honda did a fantastic job having spun in turn 2 having started the race from fifth place, the spin sent the Mayor of HinchTown to the back of the pack however he kept his cool and fought back brilliantly on a track where it is tough to overtake to finish in third.
It was a great day for Honda sweeping the podium in Chevrolet’s back yard. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hum by Verizon Chevrolet was the highest placed car of the the Detroit based manufacturer.
Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Honda for Andretti Autosport finished the race in fifth place just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda.
Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Hitachi Chevrolet who started the race from the front row finished the race in seventh place just ahead of Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato who ended the race in eighth place just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Ed Jones who did a fantastic job once again as he finished the race in ninth place. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot rounded out the top ten in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda ended the race in 11th place just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti in the No.27 Magneti Marelli Honda.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda ended the race in 13th place just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Carlos Munoz in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet. Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing ended the race in 15th place.
Reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud in the No.1 Team Penske Chevrolet ended the race in 16th place just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand.
Will Power finished the race in 18th place in the No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet just ahead of Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Esteban Gutierrez who finished his first race for Dale Coyne Racing in 19th place just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Oriol Servia. Charlie Kimball was the last runner in 21st place for Chip Ganassi Racing while Conor Daly was the only driver to retire from the race in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing.