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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

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

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Honda 495
Chevy 457

Daly and Newgarden win poles for Iowa Twin 250s

Daly gets his fir IndyCar pole
Friday, July 17, 2020

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Conor Daly
Conor Daly
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In a very unique qualifying session where a driver's first lap secured his starting position for tonight's Race One of the Iowa IndyCar 250s, and lap two was the lap of record for his strarting position Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, Conor Daly made a very strong statement he was going to be contender.

Not only did Daly score his career first NTT IndyCar Series P1 award, but he also won the first pole for his Carlin team. Daly powered the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet to the Race One pole with a lap of 175.188 mph.

Newgarden, winner of last year's Iowa race and defending series' champion, picked up his third NTT P1 Award of the season with a lap 175.333 mph to grab the pole for Race Two. Newgarden will start his No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet second alongside Daly.

Daly will start 3rd in Race #2 as Newgarden's Penske Chevy teammate Will Power also pipped Daly for outside pole in Race #2.

Chevy powered cars will start 1-2-3 for both races. While Honda powered cars have the upper hand on road courses, Chevy powered cars continues to show strength on the ovals.

For race #1 Colton Herta was fourth in his Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport Honda, ahead of Andretti Autosport teammate Alexander Rossi who will start 5th after a wild 1st lap, but he scared himself and slowed on his 2nd lap and will start 21st rather than stuffing it into the wall.

Takuma Sato was sixth for Rahal Letterman Lanigan ahead of the Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda of Felix Rosenqvist and the Arrow McLaren SP-Chevy of Patricio O’Ward.

The 2016 and ’19 Iowa polesitter Simon Pagenaud was unable to take his qualifying run reportedly because of no fuel pressure, and he is therefore will start last for both races.

Champion Scott Dixon also struggled and will line up 17th.

Pole Winner Quotes

CONOR DALY, NO. 59 GALLAGHER CARLIN CHEVROLET – Pole Winner, Race 1:

WHAT’S GOING THROUGH YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW?

“Man, it’s just way better than last weekend, that’s for sure. I’m just super happy to be here. I’ve struggled at Iowa, personally; and I’ve learned a lot lately. Carlin and this team has done an incredible job. We’ve improved exactly where we needed to from last year. We did the same at Texas. So mission one is accomplished; obviously starting up front is super, super helpful. So, we’ve just got one more mission left tonight and hopefully we can come out of here with some trophies.”

DID YOU THINK YOU COULD EVER ACHIEVE A POLE, ESPECIALLY HERE AT IOWA SPEEDWAY?

“At Iowa, absolutely not! I’ve started on the last row here pretty much every time I’ve run here. So, that’s quite a difference. If I have the car to do what I just did, I thrive it seems to be like. So, I’m super thankful that these guys have worked with me and have listened to what I’ve said, and we’ve all worked together as a team. And, we’re the only one-car team out here, so it’s nice to have us up front.”

Newgarden on pole for Race #2
Newgarden on pole for Race #2

JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 1 HITACHI TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET – Pole Winner, Race 2:

“It’s going to be physical. You know, this place is very short and very fast. This is my favorite type of INDYCAR racing. If we ran here ten times a year, I’d be all about it. But, absolutely 2 races is a big order for all of us. So, we’ll try and get through tonight’s Race 1, and have a good race, and then get ready to go again tomorrow. But, I’m so excited. This Is one of my favorite tracks.”

YOU ARE THE DEFENDING RACE WINNER HERE. YOU’VE WON HERE BEFORE. BUT YOU’VE NEVER STARTED ON THE POLE. HOW WILL THAT CHANGE YOUR RACE?

“I don’t think starting on the pole is going to change things too much. We’ve normally been close to the front row in qualifying here. You want to take your time at the beginning of this race. Your race car is really be the thing that matters at the end of the day. So, it’s not how you start. It’s how you finish. But I feel confident that our Hitachi Chevrolet car is good off the truck and feels good behind other cars in dirty, which is critical. So, I think we’re going to be able to make something happen.”

Friday Race 1 Lineup

PosCarDriver NameEngineTimeSpeedDiffGap
159Daly, ConorCHEVY18.3711175.1880.00000.0000
21Newgarden, JosefCHEVY18.3796175.1070.00850.0085
312Power, WillCHEVY18.4112174.8070.04010.0316
488Herta, ColtonHONDA18.4120174.7990.04090.0008
527Rossi, AlexanderHONDA18.6831172.2630.31200.2711
630Sato, TakumaHONDA18.6975172.1300.32640.0144
710Rosenqvist, FelixHONDA18.7048172.0630.33370.0073
85O'Ward, PatoCHEVY18.7534171.6170.38230.0486
960Harvey, JackHONDA18.7540171.6110.38290.0006
108Ericsson, MarcusHONDA18.7666171.4960.39550.0126
1118Ferrucci, SantinoHONDA18.7837171.3400.41260.0171
1228Hunter-Reay, RyanHONDA18.7905171.2780.41940.0068
1321VeeKay, Rinus (R)CHEVY18.8205171.0050.44940.0300
147Askew, Oliver (R)CHEVY18.8344170.8790.46330.0139
154Kimball, CharlieCHEVY18.8412170.8170.47010.0068
1620Carpenter, EdCHEVY18.8584170.6610.48730.0172
179Dixon, ScottHONDA18.8631170.6190.49200.0047
1855Palou, Alex (R)HONDA18.8768170.4950.50570.0137
1914Kanaan, TonyCHEVY18.8782170.4820.50710.0014
2098Andretti, MarcoHONDA18.9951169.4330.62400.1169
2115Rahal, GrahamHONDA19.1109168.4070.73980.1158
2226Veach, ZachHONDA19.4520165.4531.08090.3411
2322Pagenaud, SimonCHEVYNo TimeNo Speed0.00000.0000


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Saturday Race 2 Lineup

PosCarDriver NameEngineTimeSpeedDiffGap
11Newgarden, JosefCHEVY18.3559175.3330.00000.0000
212Power, WillCHEVY18.3883175.0240.03240.0324
359Daly, ConorCHEVY18.3951174.9600.03920.0068
428Hunter-Reay, RyanHONDA18.4705174.2450.11460.0754
588Herta, ColtonHONDA18.5566173.4370.20070.0861
660Harvey, JackHONDA18.6549172.5230.29900.0983
755Palou, Alex (R)HONDA18.6702172.3820.31430.0153
814Kanaan, TonyCHEVY18.7297171.8340.37380.0595
98Ericsson, MarcusHONDA18.7495171.6530.39360.0198
1010Rosenqvist, FelixHONDA18.7841171.3360.42820.0346
114Kimball, CharlieCHEVY18.7888171.2940.43290.0047
125O'Ward, PatoCHEVY18.8102171.0990.45430.0214
137Askew, Oliver (R)CHEVY18.8244170.9700.46850.0142
1420Carpenter, EdCHEVY18.8434170.7970.48750.0190
1521VeeKay, Rinus (R)CHEVY18.8681170.5740.51220.0247
1618Ferrucci, SantinoHONDA18.8818170.4500.52590.0137
1798Andretti, MarcoHONDA18.8970170.3130.54110.0152
189Dixon, ScottHONDA18.9841169.5310.62820.0871
1915Rahal, GrahamHONDA19.0136169.2680.65770.0295
2030Sato, TakumaHONDA19.0242169.1740.66830.0106
2127Rossi, AlexanderHONDA19.0846168.6390.72870.0604
2226Veach, ZachHONDA19.9487161.3341.59280.8641
2322Pagenaud, SimonCHEVYNo TimeNo Speed0.00000.0000


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