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Josef Newgarden, the NTT IndyCar Series’ master of Iowa Speedway, said his third victory in five races at the 0.894-mile oval helped calm him after his poor luck in the previous night’s race.
Josef Newgarden was the only driver to crack 170mph in the hour-long free practice at Iowa Speedway before this evening’s second Iowa 250, leading Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate and last night’s winner Simon Pagenaud by over 1.5mph.
Simon Pagenaud was thrilled to open Team Penske-Chevrolet’s 2020 NTT IndyCar Series win account with a storming and tactical drive from the back of the field, but Josef Newgarden and Will Power were left ruing missed opportunities.
Simon Pagenaud drove his Team Penske-Chevrolet from the back of the grid to the front to claim his, the team’s and the engine manufacturer’s first IndyCar win of the year and defeating points leader Scott Dixon, in the first of two rounds at Iowa Speedway this weekend.
Conor Daly scored his and Carlin-Chevrolet’s first ever NTT IndyCar Series pole position for tonight’s Iowa 250 race and was only pushed down to third for the second by the Team Penske-Chevrolets of Josef Newgarden and Will Power.
Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta topped the first practice sessopm for IndyCar’s Iowa 250s at Iowa Speedway, which put him just 0.0548sec ahead of Conor Daly, in the Carlin-Chevrolet, with Penske's Will Power in third.
All you need to know ahead of the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series – the Iowa 250s at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.
Michael Montri, president of this weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series event at Iowa Speedway, says he would be keen to see the 0.894-mile oval remain as a double-header event in future.
Bryant Heating & Cooling will be the primary sponsor of Tony Kanaan’s #14 A.J. Foyt Racing-Chevrolet in this week’s pair of 250-lap IndyCar races at Iowa Speedway.