Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden takes a 25 point lead in the NTT IndyCar Series championship following a chaotic Detroit Grand Prix race one on Belle Isle taking victory at home for the Captain.
The race delayed due to weather but Newgarden came through and won a tight battle with Alexander Rossi.
Newgarden said the car was awesome and he feels pumped.
For the second weekend in a row Team Penske lead the way with Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda came home second while Takuma Sato once again completed the podium.
It was a great race for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda as he was fourth just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda while Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud was sixth.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fifth Third Bank Honda was seventh just ahead of Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda while James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda was ninth while Spencer Pigot rounded out the top ten for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda for Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing was 11th just ahead of Colton Herta in the No.88 Gess Capstone Honda.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda was 13th for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports just ahead of Carlin Racing’s Patricio O’Ward in the No.31 Gallagher Chevrolet.
Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing was 15th just ahead of Marco Andretti and Max Chilton.
It was a disappointing race for Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske as an issue in his pitstop saw him lose a wheel and he was given a drive thru finishing the race in 18th place just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 Cly Del Honda.
Ed Jones finished the race one lap down. Defending series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda retired from the race as did Mathues Matt Leist.
Race 2 takes place tomorrow.