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The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series’ second round, the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course, generated several talking points. David Malsher-Lopez discusses the five principal topics.
AIM Vasser-Sullivan’s 1-2 finish in last Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech 240 was a dominant affair, but second placed Townsend Bell had a more dramatic tale to tell about his charter flight between Indianapolis and Daytona when the plane malfunctioned.
The Porsche pairing of Laurens Vanthoor and Earl Bamber say they are “OK” with a podium finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar’s second round of 2020 at Daytona since it has boosted them to the top of the GT Le Mans-class points table.
Mazda ace Harry Tincknell says that it was his “pleasure” to drive the #55 Mazda RT24-P as he believes he and co-driver Jonathan Bomarito had the car to beat in yesterday’s IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona.
Team Penske-Chevrolet driver Simon Pagenaud says that rising from 20th on the grid to finish third in IndyCar’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis was a result of a setup breakthrough, strong strategy, Chevrolet power – and going into attack mode.
Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito led Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez in a 1-2 finish for the Multimatic-run Mazda RT24-Ps in the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona, while in GTLM, Corvette Racing finally scored its 100th win in North America and the AIM Vasser-Sullivan Lexus RC Fs dominated the GTD class.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda driver Graham Rahal is taking a “that’s life” attitude regarding his two-stop pit strategy that appeared to give him a chance to win today’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis, but was ruined by a full-course caution.
GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis winner Scott Dixon says the timing of the race’s only full-course caution meshed ideally with Chip Ganassi Racing’s “aggressive” race strategy.
Helio Castroneves turned the best lap of Daytona to earn Acura Team Penske pole for this evening’s IMSA WeatherTech 240 in a fantastically close battle for top honors between the Acura ARX-05s and Mazda RT24-Ps.
Chip Ganassi Racing and Scott Dixon turned a poor-handling car around mid-race to take advantage of a caution period and take a dominant Grand Prix of Indianapolis victory over Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud.
Saturday July 4 sees the NTT IndyCar Series racing for only the second time this year following the break due to Covid-19 and then a one month gap since the season-opener. Here’s how to watch the action in the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis from Indy’s road course.
Scott McLaughlin, two-time and current Supercars champion, should have been making his NTT IndyCar Series debut for Team Penske at the GP of Indianapolis, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced a rescheduling that has put the brakes on his career switch. But David Malsher-Lopez explains why the New Zealander deserves this opportunity as soon as possible.
Juan Pablo Montoya’s last flying lap of the session put the #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 on top in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s first practice for more than five months.
Team Penske-Chevrolet ace Will Power scored the 58th pole position of his career with a last-gasp effort to displace the very impressive Jack Harvey in the Meyer Shank Racing-Honda.
Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya says hotter conditions at Daytona than IMSA teams are used to will present a real challenge when managing tire life in tomorrow’s race – but he’s hopeful that those increased temperatures will also play in favor of turbocharged cars.
Will Power topped the 90-minute opening practice session for the second round of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis, his Team Penske-Chevrolet edging Santino Ferrucci of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan-Honda and Marcus Ericsson’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda.
All you need to know ahead of the second round of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series – the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Team Penske-Chevrolet 2014 IndyCar champion and 2018 Indy 500 winner Will Power has vowed to remain calm when things go wrong in order to improve his consistency in the 2020 season.
Spencer Pigot believes that with the Grand Prix of Indianapolis being the first road course race of the NTT IndyCar Series season, he can show well this weekend despite the need to re-adapt to a new team and acclimate himself with the aeroscreen.
Mazda’s aces Oliver Jarvis, Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Tristan Nunez consider their chances of IMSA WeatherTech Championship glory are perhaps a little stronger with the street races eliminated, but that the outcome is far more likely to depend on Balance of Performance changes.
Both Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly say they regard this weekend’s double-header of NASCAR and IndyCar action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as “huge” and something they’d like to see occur more often.
After dominating the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona results in recent years, Cadillac drivers are aiming to attack from the start of this weekend’s WeatherTech 240, IMSA’s first mid-summer sprint race at Daytona in 11 years.