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After Iowa #2
Rank Driver Points

Pos Driver Pts
1 Dixon, Scott 244
2 Pagenaud, Simon 195
3 Newgarden, Josef 191
4 O'Ward, Pato 162
5 Power, Will 142
6 Rahal, Graham 142
7 Herta, Colton 140
8 Ericsson, Marcus 137
9 Rosenqvist, Felix 120
10 Rossi, Alexander 118
11 Ferrucci, Santino 116
12 Askew, Oliver (R) 115
13 Palou, Alex (R) 114
14 Daly, Conor 111
15 Hunter-Reay, Ryan 104
16 Harvey, Jack 101
17 Sato, Takuma 99
18 Kimball, Charlie 97
19 Veach, Zach 95
20 VeeKay, Rinus (R) 95
21 Andretti, Marco 71
22 Carpenter, Ed 52
23 Kanaan, Tony 51
24 Chilton, Max 42
25 Hinchcliffe, James 31
26 Kellett, Dalton (R) 29
27 Karam, Sage 7
28 Pigot, Spencer 7

Rookie of Year Standings
1 Askew, Oliver (R) 115
2 Palou, Alex (R) 114
3 VeeKay, Rinus (R) 95
4 Kellett, Dalton (R) 29

Manufacturer Standings
Honda 495
Chevy 457

Newgarden wins pole for 1st Road America IndyCar race

Penske Chevy Team wins another IndyCar pole
Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Josef Newgarden on pole
Josef Newgarden on pole

Josef Newgarden turned the fastest lap in the stacked Group 2 qualifying group to win pole position for Saturday's 1st IndyCar race of a doubleheader weekend at Road America to be run today.

Newgarden's lap of 1m45.519s was 2/10ths of a sec faster than Jack Harvey who topped Group 1 and will start outside the front row.

Ryan Hunter-Reay had the 2nd fastest overall lap in his Andretti Honda but will start third behind Newgarden. Graham Rahal will start 4th with Will Power rounding out the top-5.

Last year's winner Alexander Rossi has not led a lap since and this week he is mired back in 11th starting position as he and his #27 Andretti crew remain out to lunch in 2020.

More to follow..........

Quotes

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 1 PPG TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET - Pole Winner

HOW WAS THE CAR TODAY AND WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING HOME THE WIN IN ROUND #1?

“It was a good day. I think I’m lucky today because I’m driving the PPG car. Every time we run this car we seem to have luck, whether it’s trying to get the pole of trying to win the race. So, we definitely had a good omen. The boys worked really hard trying to turn around from the GP. You know how this works. It’s been a fast day and the guys have had to be on-it with their decision-making. Compared to practice, I think we tried to get a little cheeky with our tire usage, and we were a little off-page with the other people, but Gavin (Ward, race engineer) and me tried to figure out the pieces that were good and put them back on the car then it worked out really well. So now, we’ve got to worry about the race car.

"Chevy gave us a great package. I think we made huge steps from where we were last year here. So thank you very much to Team Chevy! The PPG car is my favorite car I get to drive at Team Penske. I love these colors. Just need a little more to get it just right."

Group 1 Results (Outside Line for Race)

PosNoNameTimeDiffGapSpeedEngineTeam
160Jack Harvey1:45.729--.------.----136.674HondaMeyer Shank Racing
215Graham Rahal1:45.7590.03030.0303136.635HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
318Santino Ferrucci1:45.7700.04060.0103136.621HondaDale Coyne Racing w/Vasser Sull
410Felix Rosenqvist1:45.8470.11790.0773136.522HondaChip Ganassi Racing
598Marco Andretti1:45.9890.25980.1419136.339HondaAndretti Herta w/Marco & Curb-Agaj
65Pato O'Ward1:46.0360.30660.0468136.279ChevyArrow McLaren SP
755Alex Palou1:46.1260.39700.0904136.163HondaDale Coyne Racing with Team Goh
821Rinus VeeKay1:46.1300.40110.0041136.157ChevyEd Carpenter Racing
959Max Chilton1:46.3880.65880.2577135.828ChevyCarlin
1026Zach Veach1:46.4710.74170.0829135.722HondaAndretti Autosport
114Charlie Kimball1:47.6861.95721.2155134.190ChevyAJ Foyt Enterprises

Group 2 Results (Inside Line for Race)

PosNoNameTimeDiffGapSpeedEngineTeam
11Josef Newgarden1:45.519--.------.----136.946ChevyTeam Penske
228Ryan Hunter-Reay1:45.6560.13720.1372136.768HondaAndretti Autosport
312Will Power1:45.8240.30530.1681136.551ChevyTeam Penske
488Colton Herta1:45.8610.34180.0365136.504HondaAndretti Harding Steinbrenner
59Scott Dixon1:45.9320.41330.0715136.412HondaChip Ganassi Racing
627Alexander Rossi1:46.1360.61740.2041136.149HondaAndretti Autosport
78Marcus Ericsson1:46.2980.77890.1615135.942HondaChip Ganassi Racing
830Takuma Sato1:46.5371.01770.2388135.638HondaRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
922Simon Pagenaud1:46.7091.18990.1722135.419ChevyTeam Penske
1020Conor Daly1:46.8111.29230.1024135.289ChevyEd Carpenter Racing
117Oliver Askew1:47.1131.59420.3019134.908ChevyArrow McLaren SP
1214Dalton Kellett1:47.5762.05700.4628134.327ChevyAJ Foyt Enterprises

Starting Lineup

StNo.DriverEngineTimeSpeedSession
11Newgarden, JosefChevy01:45.5191136.946Qualifications / Group 2
260Harvey, JackHonda01:45.7290136.674Qualifications / Group 1
328Hunter-Reay, RyanHonda01:45.6563136.768Qualifications / Group 2
415Rahal, GrahamHonda01:45.7593136.635Qualifications / Group 1
512Power, WillChevy01:45.8244136.551Qualifications / Group 2
618Ferrucci, SantinoHonda01:45.7696136.621Qualifications / Group 1
788Herta, ColtonHonda01:45.8609136.504Qualifications / Group 2
810Rosenqvist, FelixHonda01:45.8469136.522Qualifications / Group 1
99Dixon, ScottHonda01:45.9324136.412Qualifications / Group 2
1098Andretti, MarcoHonda01:45.9888136.339Qualifications / Group 1
1127Rossi, AlexanderHonda01:46.1365136.149Qualifications / Group 2
125O'Ward, PatoChevy01:46.0356136.279Qualifications / Group 1
138Ericsson, MarcusHonda01:46.2980135.942Qualifications / Group 2
1455Palou, Alex (R)Honda01:46.1260136.163Qualifications / Group 1
1530Sato, TakumaHonda01:46.5368135.638Qualifications / Group 2
1621VeeKay, Rinus (R)Chevy01:46.1301136.157Qualifications / Group 1
1722Pagenaud, SimonChevy01:46.7090135.419Qualifications / Group 2
1859Chilton, MaxChevy01:46.3878135.828Qualifications / Group 1
1920Daly, ConorChevy01:46.8114135.289Qualifications / Group 2
2026Veach, ZachHonda01:46.4707135.722Qualifications / Group 1
217Askew, Oliver (R)Chevy01:47.1133134.908Qualifications / Group 2
224Kimball, CharlieChevy01:47.6862134.190Qualifications / Group 1
2314Kellett, Dalton (R)Chevy01:47.5761134.327Qualifications / Group 2

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