Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi took his first race win of the season at the IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen on Sunday.
Rossi in the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts with Curb Honda came home just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda heads to the season finale GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in two weeks time just three points behind leader Josef Newgarden.
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda made it a double celebration for team owner Michael Andretti as the American completed a Honda podium sweep.
Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Hitachi Chevrolet finished fourth for Team Penske just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal. Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet rounded out the top six.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda came home seventh while team mate Max Chilton was eighth just ahead of reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud in the No.1 Menards Chevrolet.
AJ Foyt Carlos Munoz rounded out the top ten just ahead of his team mate Conor Daly.
Spencer Pigot was 12th for Ed Carpenter Racing just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Ed Jones.
It was a great first race for Jack Harvey and the No.7 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda crew as he finished the race in 14th place just ahead of Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport and Sebastien Bourdais.
Series points leader Josef Newgarden got caught up in an incident while exiting pit-road with Sebastien Bourdais meaning he was classified 17th two laps down causing serious implications for the championship.
Takuma Sato, Tony Kanaan and James Hinchcliffe were also forced to retire the race.