Gallagher Grand Prix Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power came into Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway within striking distance of the NTT IndyCar Series points lead and he’ll leave it on top of the standings after a third-place finish. As has been the case for a number of races this season, the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet would have to climb though the field to make it happen. Power started the race in fourth-place, but contact with Pato O’Ward on Lap 1 and additional contactRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a long time coming, but Alexander Rossi is finally back on top of the podium in an NTT IndyCar Series race after scoring the victory in Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Since Rossi last won at Road America in June 2019, 49 races and 1,133 days have elapsed, but that clock now resets back to zero for the driver of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda. “It’s a lot of relief I think is the main word,” Rossi said.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – For Christian Lundgaard, there’s just something about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. After posting his best qualifying effort of the season, the driver of the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda backed it up with his performance in the race, running up front for the majority of Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix en route to a second-place finish and his first podium finish in the NTT IndyCar Series. “It feels amazing,” Lundgaard said. “I think the best feeling right now is that theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden is back to form this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, seemingly no worse for wear following his brief hospital stay following last Sunday’s race at Iowa. While there were some unknowns surrounding Newgarden’s status for Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix, the two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion got a partial clearance to practice on Friday morning, with clearance for the remainder of the weekend pending a re-evaluation afterwards. After putting up the second fastest time in practice, that clearance came a short time later,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – When the green flag flies for Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it will be the No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet and Felix Rosenqvist leading the field into Turn 1 after scoring the pole on Friday. After bolting on the red Firestone alternates during the Fast Six, Rosenqvist’s lap of one minute, 10.226 seconds was quick enough to boost him to the top of the board for his second pole of the 2022 season. “It’s been a pretty smooth day, surprisinglyRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi struck the first blow of the Gallagher Grand Prix weekend on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, pacing Friday’s opening practice session. The 2016 winner of the Indianapolis 500, piloted his No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda around the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course in one minute, 10.092 seconds to lead the way after switching to the red Firestone alternates late in the session to jump to the top of the board. Josef Newgarden, who returned to action Friday following his visit to theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS — After a week of uncertainty since his visit to the hospital in Iowa, Josef Newgarden got the green light to be able to climb back behind the wheel of his No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet when track activity begins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday. Newgarden was on a dominant run at Iowa last Sunday, looking to sweep the weekend before a suspension component in the right-rear of his car broke, sending him hard into the wall. The four-time winner in 2022 was clearedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The final race of a busy July heads home to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for its second visit at the road course. Last time around, weather plagued the race but it certainly created excitement all across the board. Weather will be much ideal as there’s no sign of rain, but mostly sunny conditions is expected. Track conditions aside, the news going into the Gallagher Grand Prix once again focuses on the drama involving Alex Palou and Chip Ganassi Racing. This Wednesday, the team sued their driver whoRead More