Indycar race results from Road America
Today, the NTT Indycar Series returns to the track at Road America. It’s the second of two events to conclude the race weekend in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
View full 2020 Road America results below.
Pato O’Ward and Colten Herta set the front row. 55 laps of open wheel racing are up next…
Green flag, Pato O’Ward gets the jump. Ryan Hunter-Reay is around into turn one! Harvey and Daly are also involved.
Graham Rahal is around is a separate incident. Chaos in the opening corners of the event and the caution is back out.
Ryan Hunter-Reay cut across the nose of Will Power into turn one. Hunter-Reay was clipped in the left rear and sent into the sand before contact with the wall.
Power then pushed Rahal off the track. As Rahal caught the curb, he spun the tires, slid through the grass and slammed the concrete wall.
All drivers are ok.
Penalty: Will Power has been penalized for avoidable contact following the contact with Rahal. Ferrucci has also been handed a penalty.
Green, O’Ward leads Herta and Palou into turn one.
Lap 6, Will Power is stalled off the track and the caution is back out.
Green, O’Ward leads the field into turn one. Herta throws a block on Palou for 2nd. Palou zigs to the outside and drives around Harta on the outside through turn one to take 2nd away.
Lap 10, Newgarden dominated the opening stages of the race on Saturday. Today, he’s on the black compound tires and he’s dropping through the field. Newgarden has fallen to 11th.
Lap 12, Newgarden is the first car to the pit lane. He moves to the red compound tire and the green flag pit cycle is underway.
Lap 13, Dixon pits from 4th. Herta is also in from 3rd.
Lap 14, Palou heads to the pit lane from 2nd. O’Ward continues to lead.
Lap 16, Pat O’Ward hits the pit lane. Will Power is handed the lead, he last pitted on lap 6.
Lap 21, O’Ward has run down Will Power. Down the hill and into turn one, O’Ward drives right by as he’s 1.5 seconds a lap quicker on newer tires.
Lap 23, Will Power pits from 2nd as he’s now on a different strategy. This team is likely in fuel saving mode for the rest of the race.
Pit cycle 2
Lap 25, Dixon is in for the 2nd stop. Newgarden is in on the following lap.
Lap 27, O’Ward leads Rosenqvist by 4.7 seconds. The gap has been cut significantly in the last few laps. He’s nearly a full second quicker per lap.
Lap 29, Pat O’Ward hits the pit lane from the lead.
Lap 30, slow stop for Rosenqvist. They dropped the car off the jacks to early. O’Ward now leads Rosenqvist by 8 seconds as the second pit cycle is complete.
Lap 35, Rosenqvist is closing on O’Ward. He’s trimmed the gap to just 5.6 seconds.
Lap 39, Ericsson drives around Herta on the outside into turn 5. Ericsson takes 4th with a bold pass.
Pit cycle 3
Lap 40, Ferrucci and Power are in for their final pit stop.
Lap 41, Scott Dixon is in for the final time. He stalls leaving the pit lane!
Lap 42, Pato O’Ward is on the pit lane from the race lead. O’Ward installs four used red compound tires. Rossi is in as well.
Lap 43, Rosenqvist heads for the pit lane from the lead. He elects to choose sticker black tires.
Lap 43, Pato O’Ward has cycled back to the race lead. He leads Rosenqvist by 5.4 seconds. O’Ward is on a set of used red compound tires while Rosenqvist is on a brand new set of blacks.
9 laps to go, Rosenqvist has trimmed the gap to just 4.2 seconds. He’s closing as the race is coming to a close.
5 to go, O’Ward leads Rosenqvist by 3 seconds. Lap traffic sits ahead of the race leader.
4 to go, O’Ward has a mirror full of Conor Daly. Daly is a lap down but he has newer tires.
4 to go, O’Ward leads Rosenqvist by 1 second! The race is on for the race win at Road America. O’Ward drops a wheel, he runs wide in the carousel. The leader is making a series of mistakes.
2 to go, Rosenqvist is within a car length. He’s on the push to pass into turn five. He looks to the outside but O’Ward defends on the inside. Rosenqvist crosses under him off turn five.
They remain even into turn six. Rosenqvist finally noses ahead in turn seven. New leader, Felix Rosenqvist.
Felix Rosenqvist wins at Road America!
View full Indycar results from Road America below.
Road America Results
July 12, 2020
NTT Indycar Series
Pos | Driver
1. Felix Rosenqvist
2. Pato O’Ward
3. Alexander Rossi
4. Marcus Ericsson
5. Colten Herta
6. Santino Ferrucci
7. Alex Palou
8. Takuma Sato
9. Josef Newgarden
10. Charlie Kimball
11. Will Power
12. Scott Dixon
13. Simon Pagenaud
14. Rinus VeeKay
15. Max Chilton
16. Zach Veach
17. Jack Harvey
18. Conor Daly
19. Marco Andretti
20. Dalton Kellett
21. Oliver Askew
22. Ryan Hunter-Reay
23. Graham Rahal
Indycar Point Standings
Pos | Driver | Wins | Points
1. Scott Dixon (3 Wins)
2. Colten Herta
3. Patricio O’Ward (1 Win)
4. Simon Pagenaud
5. Josef Newgarden
6. Marcus Ericsson
7. Will Power
8. Felix Rosenqvist
9. Graham Rahal
10. Santino Ferrucci
11. Ryan Hunter-Reay
12. Alex Palou
13. Zach Veach
14. Takuma Sato
15. Rinus VeeKay
16. Charlie Kimball
17. Conor Daly
18. Alexander Rossi
19. Oliver Askew
20. Jack Harvey
21. Marco Andretti
22. Max Chilton
23. James Hinchcliffe
24. Ed Carpenter
25. Tony Kanaan
26. Dalton Kellett
27. Sage Karam
28. Spencer Pigot