Tag Archive for Detroit Grand Prix

2017 Detroit Grand Prix Day 3 Video Highlights

Watch highlights from the Detroit Grand Prix.

The post 2017 Detroit Grand Prix Day 3 Video Highlights appeared first on Naptown Buzz.

Graham Rahal Sweeps 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix

DETROIT (Sunday, June 4, 2017) – Graham Rahal completed a near-perfect Verizon IndyCar Series weekend with another dominating performance today to finish off a sweep of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader.

Rahal, in the No. 15 SoldierStrong / TurnsForTroops.com Honda, survived a two-lap dash to the checkered flag, holding off Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden by 1.1772 seconds to back up his victory Saturday on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park’s temporary street course. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver becomes the first driver to sweep a Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader weekend since Scott Dixon won both races on the streets of Toronto in 2013.

“All around just a spectacular weekend for us,” said Rahal, whose win was the sixth of his 11-year Indy car career and the 25th for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. It’s the first time the team has won consecutive races since Kenny Brack accomplished the feat in 2001 at Twin Ring Motegi and the Milwaukee Mile.

With the two triumphs, Rahal vaulted nine spots in the championship standings, to sixth place after eight of 17 races. The 28-year-old Ohioan won from the third starting position and becomes the first driver to win two Verizon IndyCar Series races this season.

“I could run a really strong pace, better than most guys, while saving a ton of fuel,” Rahal said. “That’s why I say, these weekends, they just don’t happen that often. We’re the first one to win the double (at Belle Isle). It feels great. Any day you can beat a Penske driver, it means a lot.”

SOURCE: INDYCAR

The post Graham Rahal Sweeps 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix appeared first on Naptown Buzz.

2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Results

DETROIT, Michigan – Results from Sunday of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Dual 2 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park, with the order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (3) Graham Rahal, Honda, 70, Running
2. (13) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 70, Running
3. (7) Will Power, Chevrolet, 70, Running
4. (1) Takuma Sato, Honda, 70, Running
5. (11) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 70, Running
6. (8) Scott Dixon, Honda, 70, Running
7. (14) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 70, Running
8. (12) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 70, Running
9. (4) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 70, Running
10. (15) Tony Kanaan, Honda, 70, Running
11. (22) Carlos Munoz, Chevrolet, 70, Running
12. (10) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 70, Running
13. (9) Marco Andretti, Honda, 70, Running
14. (19) Esteban Gutierrez, Honda, 70, Running
15. (16) Max Chilton, Honda, 69, Running
16. (6) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 69, Running
17. (2) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 69, Running
18. (18) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 69, Running
19. (20) Oriol Servia, Honda, 69, Running
20. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 65, Mechanical
21. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 65, Mechanical
22. (17) Ed Jones, Honda, 60, Mechanical

Race Statistics

Winner’s average speed: 105.442 mph
Time of race: 1:33:36.3769
Margin of victory: 1.1772 seconds
Cautions: 1 for 2 laps
Lead changes: 5 among 3 drivers

Lap Leaders

  • Sato 1-22
  • Rahal 23-24
  • Newgarden 25-29
  • Rahal 30-47
  • Newgarden 48-49
  • Rahal 50-70

Verizon IndyCar Series Point Standings

  1. Dixon 303
  2. Castroneves 295
  3. Sato 292
  4. Pagenaud 278
  5. Newgarden 259
  6. Rahal 251
  7. Rossi 246
  8. Power 233
  9. Kanaan 223
  10. Hinchcliffe 216

SOURCE: INDYCAR

The post 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Results appeared first on Naptown Buzz.

Takuma Sato Wins Belle Isle Race 2 Pole

Takuma Sato kept the momentum from his historic Indianapolis 500 win going, winning the Verizon P1 Award and pole position for this afternoon’s second race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader in record fashion.

The driver of the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda ran a sizzling lap of 1 minute, 13.6732 seconds (114.831 mph) on the 2.35-mile, 14-turn Raceway at Belle Isle Park temporary street course to secure the first starting position for the 70-lap race that airs at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.

Sato’s lap tops the track record set Saturday in qualifying for the first race by Graham Rahal, 1:13.9681 (114.374 mph). It is the sixth pole position of Sato’s eight-year Verizon IndyCar Series career and first since he was fastest in qualifying for the second Belle Isle race three years ago.

“The (No.) 26 car was a rocket ship,” Sato said. “Going through my (fast) lap, I mean, I gave 100 percent everything. There was nothing left on the inches. I was nearly hit the wall twice, but I was happy, I was confident. It’s absolutely team credit.

“To set the track record in this challenging track, it means a lot to me, and I’m very, very happy.”

Takuma Sato Verizon P1 Award news conference for Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 2

SOURCE: INDYCAR

The post Takuma Sato Wins Belle Isle Race 2 Pole appeared first on Naptown Buzz.

2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Starting Grid

The official starting grid for 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 on Sunday, June 4, 2017, is as follows:

Row 1

1. (26) Takuma Sato, Honda, 01:13.6732 (114.831)
2. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 01:15.2833 (112.376)

Row 2

3. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 01:13.8105 (114.618)
4. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 01:15.5279 (112.012)

Row 3

5. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 01:13.8264 (114.593)
6. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 01:16.0371 (111.261)

Row 4

7. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 01:13.9449 (114.410)
8. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 01:16.1727 (111.063)

Row 5

9. (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 01:14.0339 (114.272)
10. (4) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 01:16.1732 (111.063)

Row 6

11. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 01:14.0765 (114.206)
12. (83) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 01:16.1800 (111.053)

Row 7

13. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 01:14.1814 (114.045)
14. (98) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 01:16.2884 (110.895)

Row 8

15. (10) Tony Kanaan, Honda, 01:14.3287 (113.819)
16. (8) Max Chilton, Honda, 01:16.5150 (110.567)

Row 9

17. (19) Ed Jones, Honda, 01:14.7786 (113.134)
18. (21) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 01:18.6272 (107.596)

Row 10

19. (18) Esteban Gutierrez, Honda, 01:15.0055 (112.792)
20. (16) Oriol Servia, Honda, 01:21.4485 (103.869)

Row 11

21. (20) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 01:15.8491 (111.537)
22. (14) Carlos Munoz, Chevrolet, No Time (No Speed)

The odd-numbered starting positions for today’s race are filled with the other cars in Sato’s group, based on their qualifying times. The even-numbered positions in the 22-car field are filled by those in Hunter-Reay’ group, also based on qualifying times.

Coverage of this afternoon’s 70-lap race begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC, WatchESPN and the INDYCAR Radio Network.

The official on-track schedule is as follows.

  • 2:59 p.m. – Driver introductions
  • 3:43 p.m. – Command to start engines
  • 3:50 p.m. – Chevrolet Dual in Detroit 2 (70 laps/164.5 miles), ABC (live)

The post 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Starting Grid appeared first on Naptown Buzz.

2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Qualification Results

2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 1, Group 1, Qualification Results

2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 1, Group 2, Qualification Results

Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Qualifications – Sunday, June 4, 2017

2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Grid

Starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

1. (26) Takuma Sato, Honda, 01:13.6732 (114.831)
2. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 01:15.2833 (112.376)
3. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 01:13.8105 (114.618)
4. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 01:15.5279 (112.012)
5. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 01:13.8264 (114.593)
6. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 01:16.0371 (111.261)
7. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 01:13.9449 (114.410)
8. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 01:16.1727 (111.063)
9. (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 01:14.0339 (114.272)
10. (4) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 01:16.1732 (111.063)
11. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 01:14.0765 (114.206)
12. (83) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 01:16.1800 (111.053)
13. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 01:14.1814 (114.045)
14. (98) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 01:16.2884 (110.895)
15. (10) Tony Kanaan, Honda, 01:14.3287 (113.819)
16. (8) Max Chilton, Honda, 01:16.5150 (110.567)
17. (19) Ed Jones, Honda, 01:14.7786 (113.134)
18. (21) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 01:18.6272 (107.596)
19. (18) Esteban Gutierrez, Honda, 01:15.0055 (112.792)
20. (16) Oriol Servia, Honda, 01:21.4485 (103.869)
21. (20) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 01:15.8491 (111.537)
22. (14) Carlos Munoz, Chevrolet, No Time (No Speed)

The post 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Qualification Results appeared first on Naptown Buzz.

2017 Detroit Grand Prix Day 2 Video Highlights

Watch highlights of the Detroit Grand Prix.

The post 2017 Detroit Grand Prix Day 2 Video Highlights appeared first on Naptown Buzz.

Rahal, Hinchcliffe and Dixon Post 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 Conference

Graham Rahal Post Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 News Conference

After winning the first race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, Graham Rahal spoke with the media.

Hinchcliffe and Dixon Post Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 News Conference

James Hinchcliffe and Scott Dixon spoke with the media following the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Race 1.

The post Rahal, Hinchcliffe and Dixon Post 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 Conference appeared first on Naptown Buzz.

Graham Rahal Wins 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 From Pole

Graham Rahal and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing win Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix — Photo by: Chris Owens

Graham Rahal said at the beginning of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear weekend that his team had uncovered a solid street-course car setup earlier this season. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver proved it today with a dominant victory in the first race of the Verizon IndyCar Series weekend doubleheader.

Rahal led 55 of the 70 laps on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park’s 2.35-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit. The 28-year-old Ohioan crossed the finish line 6.1474 seconds ahead of Scott Dixon to become the seventh different driver to win in as many series races this season. The second race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday.

“Everything went according to plan today,” said Rahal, who started from the pole position after capturing the Verizon P1 Award with a track-record lap this morning. “We were pretty in control.

“We’ve shown some speed at times this year, but we haven’t had a lot of luck. Today, we had a combination of speed, the yellows didn’t come out at bad times for us and we certainly had the pace. Pretty pleased with that and hopefully tomorrow we can do the same.”

Driving the No. 15 SoldierStrong / TurnsforTroops.com Honda, Rahal collected the fifth win of his 11-year Indy car career. It is Rahal’s first triumph on a temporary street course since his maiden Verizon IndyCar Series victory at St. Petersburg in 2008, when he became the youngest winner in Indy car annals at 19 years, 3 months, 2 days.

It is also the first street-course victory by the Rahal team since co-owner Bobby Rahal won the inaugural Belle Isle race 25 years ago.

“It’s always wonderful to see your son win or your team win, frankly,” Bobby Rahal said. “To lead 55 out of 70 laps, that’s pretty special.

“If you give Graham the car, he’s going to be tough to beat. I think we saw that today. I don’t think he could have driven any better, I don’t think a statement could be made any stronger. This was our race.”

SOURCE: INDYCAR

The post Graham Rahal Wins 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 From Pole appeared first on Naptown Buzz.

2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 Results

DETROIT, Michigan – Results from Saturday of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Dual 1 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park, with the order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (1) Graham Rahal, Honda, 70, Running
2. (6) Scott Dixon, Honda, 70, Running
3. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 70, Running
4. (9) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 70, Running
5. (4) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 70, Running
6. (20) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 70, Running
7. (2) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 70, Running
8. (3) Takuma Sato, Honda, 70, Running
9. (21) Ed Jones, Honda, 70, Running
10. (17) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 70, Running
11. (8) Max Chilton, Honda, 70, Running
12. (13) Marco Andretti, Honda, 70, Running
13. (12) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 70, Running
14. (14) Carlos Munoz, Chevrolet, 70, Running
15. (15) Tony Kanaan, Honda, 70, Running
16. (7) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 70, Running
17. (18) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 70, Running
18. (11) Will Power, Chevrolet, 69, Running
19. (19) Esteban Gutierrez, Honda, 69, Running
20. (22) Oriol Servia, Honda, 69, Running
21. (10) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 69, Running
22. (16) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 25, Mechanical                                                                                

Race Statistics

Winner’s average speed: 103.015 mph
Time of Race: 1:35:48.7028
Margin of victory: 6.1474 seconds
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps
Lead changes: 6 among 5 drivers

Lap Leaders

  • Rahal 1-23
  • Aleshin 24
  • Castroneves 25-35
  • Rahal 36-47
  • Hinchcliffe 48
  • Dixon 49-50
  • Rahal 51-70

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings

  1. Dixon 275
  2. Castroneves 273
  3. Sato 258
  4. Pagenaud 248
  5. Rossi 220
  6. Newgarden 218
  7. Jones 207
  8. Hinchcliffe 206
  9. Kanaan 203
  10. Power 198

SOURCE: INDYCAR

The post 2017 INDYCAR Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 Results appeared first on Naptown Buzz.