Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon took his first win of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as Honda dominated the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Honda cars took 1-7.
The Iceman has now closed to within four points of series points leader Alexander Rossi for Andretti Autosport. Dixon took the 42nd win of his Verizon IndyCar Series career having led 39 laps on the day.
It was a great day for Andretti Autosport as Ryan Hunter Reay finished the race in second place while championship leader Alexander Rossi in the No.27 Ruoff Home Mortgages Honda was third and has a four point advantage in the championship. Polesitter Marco Andretti finished the race in fourth place in the No.98 AutoNation Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport.
It was a great race for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 Fifth Third Bank Honda as the 2017 Indianapolis 500 champion finished the race in fifth place just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda.
Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Team Penske was the leading Chevrolet driver as he finished the race in seventh place.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda ended the race in eighth place just ahead of defending champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet rounded out the top ten.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe was 11th in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda. Zach Veach was 12th for Andretti Autosport just ahead of Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan was 14th in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet just ahead of his team mate Mathues ‘Matt’ Leist while Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 DXC Technology Chevrolet was 17th just behind Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King.
Gabby Chaves was 18th for Harding Racing just ahead of Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet.
Max Chilton was 20th while Rene Binder for Juncos Racing was 21st, three laps down. Santiago Ferrucci and Graham Rahal were the only two retirements. Race 2 is tomorrow.