Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Chevrolet started Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America from pole position and dominated the race however with just three laps to go he suffered a mechanical issue that allowed Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou to not only close on the Tennessee native but overtake him and take his second win of the season and in doing so retakes the lead of the championship by 28 points from Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward.
Colton Herta came home in second place for Andretti Autosport just ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet while Scott Dixon had a great race from 13th on the grid in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing as he came home in fourth place.
It was also a great race for Romain Grosjean in the No.51 Nurtec Honda was fifth just ahead of Marcus Ericsson who had another strong race in his No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda just ahead of Alexander Rossi and Takuma Sato. Pato O’Ward ended the race in ninth place just ahead of Max Chilton who delivered Carlin a top ten finish.
Graham Rahal was left disappointed in the No.15 Hy Vee Honda as he ended the race in 11th place just ahead of Oliver Askew who went long on his final stint to score a 12th place finish for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Ryan Hunter Reay came home in 13th in the No.28 DHL Honda just ahead of Scott McLaughlin and James Hinchcliffe while Sebastien Bourdais came home in 16th place for AJ Foyt Racing. Jack Harvey was on for a great result having started the race third however, his strategy let him down and he ended the event in 17th place just ahead of Simon Pagenaud.
Cody Ware ended his first race in 19th place just ahead of Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden while Jimmie Johnson, Ed Jones, Kevin Magnussen and Dalton Kellett retired from the race. Next up is Mid Ohio.