Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay in the No.21 Sonax Chevrolet is an NTT IndyCar Series race winner after taking victory in Sunday’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and setting himself up nicely for the Indianapolis 500 in two weeks time.

Veekay came home just ahead of polesitter and IndyCar Series rookie Romain Grosjean who was second and claimed a bonus point for leading the most laps in his No.51 Nurtec ODT Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda.

It was another great race for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou in the No.10 American Legion Honda as the Spaniard ended the race in third place just ahead of Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal’s No.15 Fifth Third Bank Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

Simon Pagenaud came home in sixth place for Penske just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi and Scott McLaughlin. Chip Ganassi Racing’s series points leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda came from 16th on the grid to finish the race in ninth place while Marcus Ericsson made it three Ganassi cars in the top ten in tenth place.

Will Power was 11th in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet for Team Penske just ahead of Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport while Colton Herta overcame an issue to finish in 13th place just ahead of Ed Jones and Pato O’Ward.

Takuma Sato was 16th for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe while AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais and Dalton Kellett were 19th and 20th respectively.

Arrow McLaren SP’s Juan Pablo Montoya was 21st in the No.86 Lucas Oil Honda just ahead of Charlie Kimball and Jack Harvey. Jimmie Johnson was 24th while Conor Daly was the only retirement from the race. Next up is practice for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 which gets underway on Tuesday.

How is that for the start of a season? We have had five different winners in the opening five races. The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season is just going to get better and better and you won’t want to miss a thing!

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