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Josef Newgarden took his fourth victory of the season to extend his championship lead after diving past his teammate Simon Pagenaud in a supremely aggressive move, while polesitter Will Power crashed out on the opening lap.
Sebastien Bourdais has willed himself back into the Dale Coyne Racing-Honda with a rare determination and dedication to his physical rebuild. But the next rehab stage begins tonight as he makes his first race start since May.
Josef Newgarden completed 61 laps in tonight’s 65-minute session at Gateway, and it was his 59th that put him at the top of the charts, but his old team boss Ed Carpenter proved there’s a challenge brewing for Penske in race trim.
Will Power’s two-lap qualifying run at Gateway was last and fast – quick enough to eclipse his closest opponent by 1.3mph – and brought him his 50th Indy car pole, ahead of Bobby Unser’s tally, to join teammate Helio Castroneves in P3 of all time.
Will Power headed his Team Penske-Chevrolet teammates with a 185.551mph lap of the 1.25-mile oval at Gateway Motorsports Park in opening practice for Sunday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500.
AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet drivers Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz, as well as Daly’s race engineer Mike Colliver, believe tomorrow’s race at the 1.25-mile oval may offer the squad’s best chance of the season.
Graham Rahal heads to Gateway Motorsports Park this weekend predicting that the repaved 1.25-mile course will produce IndyCar’s best short-oval race of the season.
Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois has launched a major capital improvement project that includes resurfacing its 1.25-mile oval track ahead of its IndyCar event in August.
This year’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline, which marks the return of IndyCar to the 1.25-mile oval for the first time since 2003, will be preceded by the inaugural St. Louis Speed Festival.