Indycar race results from Saturday at Iowa Speedway (Race 1 of 2)
Today, the NTT Indycar Series makes it’s return to Iowa Speedway. The 7/8-mile oval is set to host the first of two races this weekend.
View Indycar results from Saturday at Iowa Speedway below.
Will Power and Josef Newgarden set the front row, they rub wheels coming to the green. 250 laps of open wheel short track racing are up next…
Green flag, Power leads on the inside lane off turn two.
Lap 17, Jimmie Johnson spins of turn four, caution.
Green, Newgarden has a run on Power into turn one. He dives to the inside, clear. Newgarden to the lead off turn two.
Lap 38, Colton Herta, Jimmie Johnson and others are flying through the field. They pitted on the last caution for new tires. Herta drives right by Daly on the outside to take 5th.
Lap 50, Herta is up to 3rd. He trails Newgarden by 2 seconds.
Lap 60, Newgarden pits from the race lead.
Lap 73, Jimmie Johnson is the race leader. Newgarden is the only car on the lead lap as everyone else has pitted. Johnson’s tires are 17 laps older than most of the leaders.
Lap 80, Johnson heads to the pits for his second stop. Newgarden returns to the lead as O’Ward trails by 3.2 seconds.
Lap 104, Jimmie Johnson is back up to 5th. He driving right by them with the freshest tires on the track.
Lap 111, Felix Rosenqvist is in the turn two wall, caution.
Newgarden leads the field to the pit lane. This will put everyone on the same strategy. Slow stop for Herta as he can’t get the car in neutral.
Green, Newgarden leads Ericsson off turn two.
Lap 127, caution for debris.
Green, Newgarden leads Ericsson off turn two. Ericsson has a run into turn three, he looks to the top lane but can’t get alongside.
Lap 135, Ericsson has another run off turn two. He dives to the inside and washes up the banking. Ericsson rubs wheel to wheel with Newgarden for the lead. Both cars wiggle but they save it. Power takes over 2nd.
Lap 165, Ed Carpenter is in the wall, caution.
Newgarden brings the field to the pit lane.
Green, Newgarden leads. Palou dives inside of Power as they run side by side for 2nd. Power holds him off.
33 to go, Pato O’Ward dives to the outside of Power into turn one. He’s on the throttle much quicker and takes 2nd away off turn two.
20 to go, Newgarden leads O’Ward by 2.3 seconds.
10 to go, the tires are wearing off in a hurry but Newgarden slices through lap traffic and opens the gap.
Josef Newgarden wins at Iowa Speedway!
July 23, 2022
Pos | Driver
1. Josef Newgarden
2. Pato O’Ward
3. Will Power
4. Rinus VeeKay
5. Scott Dixon
6. Alex Palou
7. Romain Grosjean
8. Marcus Ericsson
9. Graham Rahal
10. Christian Lundgaard
11. Jimmie Johnson
12. Callum Ilott
13. Alexander Rossi
14. David Malukas
15. Kyle Kirkwood
16. Helio Castroneves
17. Delvin DeFrancesco
18. Jack Harvey
19. Conor Daly
20. Dalton Kellett
21. Takuma Sato
22. Scott McLaughlin
23. Simon Pagenaud
24. Colton Herta
25. Ed Carpenter
26. Felix Rosenqvist
Pos | Driver | Points
1. Marcus Ericsson
2. Josef Newgarden
3. Will Power
4. Alex Palou
5. Scott Dixon
6. Pato O’Ward
7. Scott McLaughlin
8. Colton Herta
9. Alexander Rossi
10. Simon Pagenaud