Rosenqvist leads at halfway point of Indianapolis 500; Palou crashes on pit road
Felix Rosenqvist of Arrow McLaren Racing was the leader at the halfway point of the Indianapolis 500 and Katherine Legge, the only woman in the field, was the first driver eliminated from “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”.
Newgarden's stays in championship fight with 1st Indy win
INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden doesn't intend to just give up on his season title defense. With the Harvest GP win, Newgarden moved within 40 points of what once seemed a seemingly safe 120-point lead of five-time series champ Scott Dixon. “He was happy and a little bit surprised that I experienced this on the road course," VeeKay said. “I'm just glad we can kick start the 2021 season because there's nothing else for us to fight for in 2020." He's had six straight top-10 finishes including a win from the pole at Mid-Ohio and is now third in the points.
IndyCar's next wave proving kids are more than all right
Two-time and defending champ Josef Newgarden, who won the second race of the Iowa doubleheader, has yet to turn 30. Pagenaud, who like Newgarden drives for Team Penske, won the first Iowa race on Friday night. The natural ebb and flow of sports dictates there must be a wave of youngsters waiting to replace them. Not surprisingly, Ferrucci was fired by his Trident Racing team. Take the doubleheader this weekend, where Herta and VeeKay were in contention Friday night before a caution flag waved.
Hot start for IndyCar season at Texas that is usual midpoint
FORT WORTH, Texas FORT WORTH, TexasIndyCar drivers finally were able to get on the track, on a steamy day in Texas at what would usually be the midpoint of their season. It was the start of an all-in-one-day event, with the practice session and qualifying and the 200-lap race all in the same day. All of the teams were already in St. Petersburg, Florida, for what was supposed to be the season opener March 15. Texas became the season opener while keeping its originally scheduled date, which was supposed to be the ninth of 17 races. He was in Europe when IndyCar announced the start of the season.