Power Wins In Gateway As Rossi Closes In On Dixon
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Team Penske took victory in last night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Starting the race from fourth on the grid, the Indianapolis 500 winner made his way to the front passing Scott Dixon for the lead on lap 150.
Dixon was then overtaken by his main championship rival Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda.
The result means that with just two races remaining in 2018, the Iceman is just 26 points ahead Alexander Rossi. Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet finished the race in fourth place just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach in the No.26 Group 1001 Honda who came through the field from 16th.
It was a great race for Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet as he came home in sixth place for Ed Carpenter Racing just ahead of defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Verizon Chevrolet.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda finished in eighth place while Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Panasonic Honda and his team mate Graham Rahal in the No.15 Mi-Jack Honda rounded out the top ten.
Dale Coyne Racing’s Pietro Fittipaldi in the No.19 Paysafe Honda had a fantastic day coming from thr back of the grod to finish the race just outside the top ten in 11th place just ahead of Ed Carpenter.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet finished the race in 13th place just ahead of Marco Andretti.
It was a disappointing night for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda as the Mayor of HinchTown who started the race from eighth came home in 15th place just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist.
Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet was 17th just ahead of Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet.
Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba ® Chevrolet was 19th rounding out the order. There were just two retirements from the race with Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda suffering a mechanical failure and Sebastien Bourdais retiring following contact with the wall at Turn 2.
The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Portland next weekend as the final lap of the 2018 season is in sight.