Grand Prix of Indy - Race Report

Results (with starting pos.) for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis
1. (4) No. 77 Pagenaud, Honda
2. (3) No. 28 Hunter-Reay, Honda
3. (10) No 3 Castroneves, Chevrolet
5. (23) No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen Chevrolet (Kimball)
6. (14) No. 8 NTT DATA Chevrolet (Briscoe)
10. (9) No. 10 Lexar Chevrolet (Kanaan)
15. (6) No 9 Target Chevrolet (Dixon)

Details of the Day

- On Lap 42 of 82 Dixon went off course, spun out in the gravel and lost a lap after dueling with Will Power for position
- Dixon set the fastest lap of the race with a 70.406
- The No. 10 car experienced a problem with the push-to-pass system
- Briscoe served a drive-through penalty for running over pit equipment on lap 28 of 82.
- It marked the best finish of the season for the No. 8 team
- It marked the best finish of the season for the No. 83 team


Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chevrolet: “It was a tough day for the Target car. We had good pace and got a good start to the inaugural road race here for the Indy cars. The turning point of the race for us was really battling with Power. We had a moment right before I spun where he didn’t give me room, and then the next time he opened the door, closed it, and I locked up the tires and spun. Not the day we wanted obviously but we need to focus on tomorrow and prepare for the 500.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 Lexar Chevrolet: “Not the day we wanted today but the restarts were really tough and people needed to pay more attention. I think our cars are improving but now it’s time to turn the page with the Lexar car here for the grand prix and starts having some fun getting ready for the 500.”

Ryan Briscoe, No. 8 NTT DATA Chevrolet: “It’s a really exciting result for us. I wasn’t confident after we got the penalty in pit lane early on in the race, but we had a couple of really strong restarts and the car just came to us as the rubber went down on the track. The No. 8 NTT DATA Chevrolet just got better and better as we went through the race. I’m really happy with the result from today and it’s just a great way for the NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing crew to roll into the month of May.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen Chevrolet: “This is a great day for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team. My engineer, Brad Goldberg, and my team manager, Tom Wurtz, gave me the right pit stops at the right times and just let me go race the car. There were so many different strategies going on and all of those yellows made it challenging for our strategy because we had to run hard toward the end. I think without that last yellow at the end we might not have had to fight as hard to get back into the top five and could’ve possibly finished even higher. Overall, I’m just really happy with the guys. We needed this result, especially with the Indianapolis 500 coming up.”

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