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Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe earned a hard-fought third-place finish on IndyCar’s highly demanding and shortest oval, Iowa Speedway, and proved that without bad luck, this team can get the results promised by its pace. David Malsher reports.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport-Honda driver James Hinchcliffe has admitted that it’s shocking to consider that it took until the 12th round of the NTT IndyCar Series season to land a top-three finish.
Scott Dixon was left baffled by the behavior of his Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda over the course of two days at Iowa Speedway, but admits he was happy with his comeback from one lap down to finish second in the Iowa 300.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s championship leader Josef Newgarden felt his dominant run to victory in the Iowa 300 made up for the fact that he squandered a pole-winning car in qualifying and that he led the most laps in last year’s race but didn’t finish on the podium.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden claimed his fourth win of the IndyCar season at Iowa to stretch his championship lead over Alexander Rossi, while Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda’s Scott Dixon charged from a lap down to claim second place after a late pitstop.
Simon Pagenaud led Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate Josef Newgarden in evening practice at Iowa Speedway as the teams tried race setups in conditions similar to those they’ll encounter in the first third of the race tomorrow evening.
With the only two-lap average to break the 180mph barrier, Pagenaud scored his third pole of the IndyCar season at Iowa, leading Team Penske-Chevrolet teammates Will Power and Josef Newgarden.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden led his teammates Simon Pagenaud and Will Power in the only practice session prior to this afternoon’s qualifying runs for IndyCar's Iowa 300.