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New Garden wins a $ 1 million prize bonus when a title candidate is in trouble-RaceFans – Motorsports

Josef Newgarden won his third win of the season in Road America and, like him, earned a $ 1 million bonus.

The first 10 laps on the Road America circuit were compromised by three incidents, two of which had a serious impact on the IndyCar Series point table. Not many of the first Jimmie Johnsons ran out of road and entered the gravel on turn three shortly after the start.

After that, with Ganassi’s teammate Alex Palou Marcus Ericsson The latter made contact when it rushed inward on turn five. Contact broke Parrow’s left front suspension and freed him from the conflict.

Parrow finally returned to the race to run a few more laps before retiring after 36 laps. The active IndyCar Champion was furious with his teammates who won the Indianapolis 500 after the incident.

With a subsequent restart, rookie Devlin de Francesco jumped behind championship leader Will Power and plunged downhill on turn five. De Francesco was given a stop-go penalty for avoidable contacts, which was little comfort to the power, and as a result, the point lead disappeared. Power remained on the lead lap after winning the new nose assembly, but he finished in 19th place and nudged De Francesco on the cooldown lap.

When the race really starts, Paul Winner Alexander Rossi On lap 14, he led to the first pit stop and New Garden chased him. The fast pit stop in New Garden helped to steal the net lead ahead of Rossi. Felix Rosenqvist, who made a pit stop on lap 9, went out in front of the field and extended the fuel tank to pit on lap 25.

From there, New Garden led Rossi for 5 seconds and resumed. Rossi held up after the third and final green flag pit stop.

However, with eight laps remaining, Newgarden’s lead was up to three seconds, but disappeared altogether when yet another title candidate, Pato O’Ward, suffered an engine failure in the top ten. – After that, Elio Castroneves spun out to win the green flag, alerting him to the fifth full course of the race and reducing the restart to a three-lap sprint.

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When it was time for a perfect restart, New Garden jumped out onto the home straight and began to break away. Ericsson slipped through Rossi to take second place and earn more championship points in his maneuver.

However, New Garden is the story of the day, winning IndyCar races in all three racing areas: Oval, Temporary Street Circuit, and Permanent Road Course, and winning a $ 1 million bonus award.

Ericsson finished 3.3 seconds behind and returned to the championship lead after eight races, leading power by 27 points. New Garden has risen to 3rd place in points, 5 points behind the power of the table.

Rossi’s top five finishes continued in third place, but his three-year unwinning drought continues.He finished ahead of Andretti Autosport’s teammates Romain Grosjean And Colton Herta, who swapped places after the final restart, put two wheels on the grass as Grosjean stuck to his position.

Rosenqvist overtook Scott McLaughlin in 7th place in the 6th place photo finish. Graham Rahal, who took 14th place from the start of the race, came in 8th place. Scott Dixon finished in 9th place ahead of rookie Christian Lungard and Callum Ilott. The latter finished 11th in his first race since returning from the injury.

Today’s race is the first time two women have started an IndyCar race since 2015. Simona de Sylvestro and Paletta Autosport finished their lead lap in 21st place, ahead of Tatiana Calderon, who was 25th on their first visit to Castroneves, Johnson and Road. America.

The series will take a three-week break before returning to the Mid-Ohio Grand Prix on July 3.

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Road America Grand Prix Results

position car driver team engine
1 2 Josef Newgarden Penske Chevrolet
2 8 Marcus Ericsson Ganassi Honda
3 27 Alexander Rossi Andretti Honda
Four 28 28 Romain Grosjean Andretti Honda
Five 26 Colton Herta Andretti Honda
6 7 Felix Rosenqvist McLaren SP Chevrolet
7 3 Scott McLaughlin Penske Chevrolet
8 15 Graham Rahal RLL Honda
9 9 Scott Dixon Ganassi Honda
Ten 30 Christian Runguard RLL Honda
11 11 77 77 Callum Ilott Yunkos Holinger Chevrolet
12 60 Simon Pagenaud Meyer shank Honda
13 45 45 Jak Ali Harvey RLL Honda
14 20 Conor Daly carpenter Chevrolet
15 51 Takuma Sato Coin / RWR Honda
16 16 18 18 David Marcus Coin / HMD Honda
17 17 twenty one Rinus VeeKay carpenter Chevrolet
18 18 29 Devlin de Francesco Andretti Steinbrenner Honda
19 19 12 Will power Penske Chevrolet
20 14 Kyle Kirkwood Voith Chevrolet
twenty one 16 16 Simona de Sylvestro Paletta Chevrolet
twenty two 6 Elio Castroneves Meyer shank Honda
twenty three Four Dalton Keret Voith Chevrolet
twenty four 48 Jimmie Johnson Ganassi Honda
twenty five 11 11 Tatiana Calderon Voith Chevrolet
26 Five Patricio O’Ward McLaren SP Chevrolet
27 Ten Alex Palou Ganassi Honda

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