The 85-lap race, bookended by full course cautions, saw many different strategies playing out through the field. But it was the strategy of those that led the field to the green flag that prevailed, earning their podium-finishes.
The team quickly heads back to Indianapolis to turn the cars around and prepare for the return of night racing at Iowa Speedway next weekend – the first Saturday night race since 2015.
No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS HONDA
STARTED 4th // FINISHED 3rd
CHAMPIONSHIP: 2nd (430 pts.)
Alexander Rossi gained position over Ed Jones in the opening turns of the race.
Rossi earned his sixth podium of the season, closing the championship gap to just four points.
“I think that we knew going into today that we didn’t have a race-winning car, and it would take a little bit of luck to get that. The two in front of us drove a great race, so to be able to finish in front of Josef [Newgarden] and get a trophy is a good day. Huge hats off to the 27 NAPA Andretti Honda boys – we had great pit stops, good strategy and we did what we needed to do today.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!