Indycar practice results from WWT Raceway at Gateway
Tonight, the NTT Indycar Series takes the green on WWT Raceway at Gateway. Now, it’s a round of practice on the 1.25-mile oval.
View INDYCAR practice results from Gateway below.
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The race is under the lights. However, teams are set to run practice in the middle of the afternoon heat, a tough task for all the teams.
Romain Grosjean is preparing to run the first oval race in his career.
It was announced this morning that point leader Alex Palou has been handed a 9 grid spot penalty. The team is in violation following an unapproved engine change.
Duration: 90 minutes
This is an impound race. Whatever teams run in qualifying is what they’ll start the race with.
60 minutes remain, Josef Newgarden sits at the top of the board with a 25.3433. He’s a two time winner at this track.
55 minutes remain, a caution is out for a track inspection.
47 minutes remain, the green flag is back out.
Indycar Practice Times (Halfway) : 1. Newgarden (25.3433); 2. O’Ward (25.4777); 3. Hunter-Reay (25.5547); 4. Dixon (25.5978); 5. Daly (25.6160);
44 minutes remain, Conor Daly and Graham Rahal get racey in practice. Daly nearly spins in dirty air but he saves it.
27 minutes remain, the caution is out for the second track inspection.
19 minutes remain, the green flag is back out. Several teams have installed new tires. The track is busy, they’ll struggle to get a read on qualifying data.
13 minutes remain, Grosjean sits 12th on the board in his first official oval session. He’s hitting the pit lane for new tires and a qualifying run.
11 minutes remain, Scott McLaughlin jumps to the top of the board with an average speed of 177.669.
9 minutes remain, Grosjean is out with new tires. However, he finds himself in traffic and bails on the run. Grosjean hits the pit lane for another set of new tires.
7 minutes remain, Newgarden is out on a set of new tires. He returns to the top of the board at 178.600mph.
2 minutes remain, Newgarden improves further with another new set. He smokes the field with a 178.774.
Josef Newgarden wins Indycar practice at Gateway!
Gateway Practice Results
August 21, 2021
Pos | Driver | Best Time
1. Josef Newgarden
2. Scott McLaughlin
3. Ryan Hunter-Reay
4. Graham Rahal
5. Scott Dixon
6. Marcus Ericsson
7. Felix Rosenqvist
8. Colton Herta
9. James Hinchcliffe
10. Pato O’Ward
11. Romain Grosjean
12. Alexander Rossi
13. Takuma Sato
14. Simon Pagenaud
15. Ed Jones
16. Will Power
17. Alex Palou
18. Conor Daly
19. Jack Harvey
20. Tony Kanaan
21. Sebastien Bourdais
22. Rinus VeeKay
23. Dalton Kellett
24. Ed Carpenter