The NTT IndyCar Series put on a show with 248 laps of racing under the lights of Texas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-mile, high-banked oval saw three caution period – each bringing eye-opening saves, including two spectacular moments for Andretti drivers Zach Veach and Alexander Rossi. In the end it was Alexander Rossi taking the top spot for the team, but only after teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay collected the night’s most laps led. The leader board saw five American drivers in the top five at night’s end, including Rossi and Hunter-Reay.
The teams now depart Texas and head home for the first weekend off since early May. The NTT IndyCar Series returns to action June 23 with the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, live on NBC.
No. 27 GESS / CAPSTONE HONDA
STARTED 11th // FINISHED 2nd
CHAMPIONSHIP: 2nd (342 pts.)
Fourth top-two finish of the 2019 season // Recorded three laps led // Saved the 27 car in dramatic fashion on Lap 228, narrowly missing the collided and spinning cars of Dixon and Herta
“I think the car was good tonight – we could obviously get a good run on [Newgarden] off of [Turns] 3 and 4, but the second lane was really never there for me. We could get halfway around the outside and would have to bail out. It’s disappointing, I feel like he was really nowhere and then was leading the race. His team called a great race and he had a fast car obviously, so ultimately once he had track position there wasn’t much I could do. He drove it as he should, covered the inside. Nonetheless, it was a good day. It was a close call near the end of the race with the incident between [Scott] Dixon and [Colton] Herta, it’s good we were able to get the GESS/Capstone car through that.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!