Pagenaud Nearly Pulled It Out

Simon Pagenaud

No. 22 DXC Technology Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Start: 3rd

Finish: 2nd

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 200/200

Laps Led: 0

Points Position: 2nd (-13 pts)


Simon Pagenaud and the No. 22 DXC Technology Dallara/Chevrolet got their 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season off to a strong start, as the team battled a vibration problem all night but still was able to come home with a second-place finish.

Early in the race, Pagenaud began to complain of a vibration that the team would monitor for the entirety of the event.

All night long, the DXC Technology team would make wing adjustments while looking for the optimal setup of the Chevrolet. Despite the handling issues, Pagenaud remained a top-five car all race long. Only briefly did the team slip out of the top-five during a round of green-flag pit stops.

On lap 191, Felix Rosenqvist spun bringing out the caution, placing Pagenaud in the second position for the final restart.

Unfortunately, Pagenaud lined up behind several lapped cars during the late caution and was unable to pass eventual race winner Scott Dixon on the final lap and finished second.

Pagenaud will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Fourth of July weekend as NASCAR and INDYCAR compete for their first double-header. The team also returns to the track for the first time as the reigning champions of the 2019 Indianapolis 500 and INDYCAR Grand Prix

Quote: “We knew coming in it was going to be a tough situation for the INDYCAR SERIES putting together the race and making sure we could put on the show to entertain people. That’s what we do, that’s what this business is about. I’m very proud to carry the DXC Technology colors here, you know they are from Texas. It was just an intense night. We had balance changes – some stints we went really loose, one stint we had understeer, it was very difficult to understand so I had to be really cognizant of that with the adjustments in the race car. At the end, we managed to take some front wing out and it came back to us and it was a lot of fun, I enjoyed it.”


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