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Takuma Sato scored the third IndyCar win of his career after a crazy race at Portland that saw Scott Dixon salvage fifth well ahead of Alexander Rossi despite dropping to the back of the field, and the Penske drivers’ title hopes effectively extinguished.
David Malsher looks ahead to IndyCar’s Grand Prix of Portland, the first time the top tier of open-wheel racing has competed at Portland International Raceway since 2007.
The Team Penske drivers and Andretti Autosport drivers say that the Portland International Raceway has accentuated the different setup requirements within the team.
Will Power scored his fourth pole position of the season, the 54th of his career, and Josef Newgarden made it a Team Penske-Chevrolet front-row lockout, as points leader Scott Dixon could only muster a sixth-row start.
Sebastien Bourdais topped the final practice session for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Portland, but on his very next lap he shunted hard exiting Turn 9 where the car appeared to bottom out and spun off the track and into a tire wall.
Will Power put Team Penske-Chevrolet on top in FP2 for the Grand Prix of Portland as teams had the chance to try the red alternate tires, while Marco Andretti echoed his strong testing and FP1 form by finishing second.