Defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske led 53 of 55 laps to take his tent career victory in the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America.
Newgarden who started the race from pole position came home just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda.
It was a great day for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda as the Iceman who started the race from eigth place completed the podium in third place to go 45 points clear at the top of the series standings heading to the next race in Iowa.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Panasonic Honda finished the race in fourth place just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 Gehl Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing finished the race in sixth place just ahead of Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet.
It was a great day for Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Direct Supply Chevrolet as he finished the race in eighth place just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ed Jones in the No.10 First Data Honda. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe rounded out the top ten in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda.
Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda ended the race in 11th place just ahead of Jordan King’s No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet. Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda was 13th despite suffering an issue with his car.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet ended the race in 14th place.
Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing ended the race in 15th just ahead of Alexander Rossi who suffered an issue with his tyre in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda.
Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball ended the race in 17th and 18th respectively.
Gabby Chaves in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet ended the race in 19th place just ahead of Alfonso Celis Jr.
Zachary Claman DeMelo and Zach Veach rounded out the order. There was only one retirement from the race with Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet retiring from the race.