Rossi Takes His Third Win Of The Season In Pocono But All Thoughts Are With Wickens
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda took his third win of the season and second in a row in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway om Sinday.
Pole sitter Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet finished the race in second place while championship leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda rounded out the top three.
Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda ended the race in fourth place just ahead of defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Chevrolet finished the race in fifth place.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Group 1001 Honda finished the sixth place just ahead of Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Bryan Herta Autosport Honda.
Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud finished the race in eighth place.
Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba ® Chevrolet ended the race in ninth place while Ed Carpenter rounded out the top ten.
Matheus Matt Leist finished the event in 11th place in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing while Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing finished the race in 12th just ahead of Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet.
Graham Rahal was 14th for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing ended the race just ahead of Conor Daly in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet who retired from the race as did Spencer Pigot and Tony Kanaan.
All the drivers and series thoughts are with Robert Wickens from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports who was airlifted to hospital following a huge crash on lap seven involving Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda, Takuma Sato, James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda and Pietro Fittipaldi.