Saturday’s Results for the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series Race

Saturday’s Results for the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series Race

NEWTON, Iowa – Results Saturday of the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (3) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 300, Running

2. (8) Scott Dixon, Honda, 300, Running

3. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 300, Running

4. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 300, Running

5. (19) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 300, Running

6. (6) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 300, Running

7. (20) Zach Veach, Honda, 300, Running

8. (7) Graham Rahal, Honda, 299, Running

9. (21) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 299, Running

10. (13) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 299, Running

11. (10) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 299, Running

12. (12) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 299, Running

13. (16) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 299, Running

14. (15) Felix Rosenqvist, Honda, 299, Running

15. (2) Will Power, Chevrolet, 299, Running

16. (22) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 298, Running

17. (9) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 298, Running

18. (11) Colton Herta, Honda, 276, Mechanical

19. (17) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 262, Contact

20. (4) Takuma Sato, Honda, 216, Contact 

21. (18) Marco Andretti, Honda, 205, Handling 

22. (14) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 193, Contact 

Race Statistics

Winner’s average speed: 137.664 mph

Time of Race: 1:56:53.5753

Margin of victory: 2.8527 seconds

Cautions: 5 for 45 laps

Lead changes: 7 among 5 drivers

Lap Leaders:

Pagenaud, Simon 1 – 2

Power, Will 3 – 48

Newgarden, Josef 49 – 140

Power, Will 141 – 143

Newgarden, Josef 144 – 253

Bourdais, Sebastien 254 – 255

Dixon, Scott 256 – 257

Newgarden, Josef 258 – 300

NTT IndyCar Qualifying Results for the Iowa 300

NTT IndyCar Qualifying Results for the Iowa 300

NEWTON, Iowa – Qualifying Friday for the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, engine, and speed in mph:

1. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 180.073 mph

2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 179.589

3. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 179.449

4. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 177.646

5. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 176.200

6. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 176.057

7. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 175.857

8. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 175.725

9. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 175.618

10. (7) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 175.578

11. (88) Colton Herta, Honda, 175.346

12. (19) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 175.316

13. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 174.848

14. (31) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 174.323

15. (10) Felix Rosenqvist, Honda, 174.237

16. (59) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 173.837

17. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 173.540

18. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 173.044

19. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 171.791

20. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 171.626

21. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 171.390

22. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 167.136

James Hinchcliffe set fastest time at Sebring test day.

James Hinchcliffe set fastest time at Sebring test day.

(via Motorsport.com) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda’s James Hinchcliffe set fastest time at the end of an 8.5-hour test on Sebring’s 1.7-mile short circuit today.

The Canadian star, who has six wins to his name including last year’s race at Iowa, finished the day 0.09sec clear of Andretti Autosport’s series sophomore Zach Veach, and 0.11 ahead of 2017 Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato.

Meanwhile Hinchcliffe’s teammate, ex-Formula 1 Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson, was eighth fastest, and SPM’s general manager Taylor Kiel declared himself satisfied with the day’s work from both his drivers.

“James was quickest in the morning and the afternoon, so it was a good day,” he told Motorsport.com. “We did around 80 laps with James and focused on validating a lot of the work we’d done in the offseason, which was improving on a couple of areas where we struggled last year.

“There were times when we could be quick but weren’t consistent with it. So while we want to unload well and compete for poles, we also need something we can race with, too. There were times in 2018 – Detroit, Long Beach for example – when we qualified well but we didn’t have a good racecar, we couldn’t keep the tires under us.

“So we’ve taken big swings at a couple of things to make a more predictable package and one that stays consistent on raceday.”

For Ericsson, who completed approximately 120 laps, it was a second chance to drive Sebring in an IndyCar, and while Kiel was highly impressed with the Swede in his first test last December, he said today’s run “posed a totally different challenge” due to circuit conditions.

“Typical Sebring – a completely different track than we saw last month!” said Kiel. “It was starting from square one for Marcus in terms of car setup.

“But that’s not a bad thing, because it’s important to us that he is totally comfortable in the car whatever the conditions. We want him to know what particular changes to the car will do and therefore what to ask for when we get to St. Pete, or Long Beach or Barber.

“So we did again what we did at his first test – set up a straightforward test plan with a lot of big-ticket items that we wanted him to feel. So it was less about lap time and more about getting him to a situation where he’s comfortable and can add some input on race weekends.”