IndyCar Post Race Results

Race details:

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma today at Sonoma Raceway.

GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Results
P1 No. 1 Pagenaud, Chevrolet 
P2 No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet
P3           No. 12 Power, Chevrolet
P4 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P11 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)
P12 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P16 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)

Details of the Day

  • Dixon finished in the top three in the points’ championship for the 11th time in the past 15 seasons.
  • Today’s race went caution free.


Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “It just seems like the 3 car covered us. Every time we short-pitted they followed us and he was just a massive roadblock. Once we got into clean air we were able to make up ground, but every time we got into traffic we got real loose. Huge credit to everyone on the NTT DATA crew obviously not the way we wanted to finish. A big congrats to Penske and Josef on a job well done.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “I think as predicted by a lot of people, today’s race was a lot about tire fall-off. We fought rear grip and traction for most of the day, especially after about four or five laps in a stint. Overall I’m proud of the guys on the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team. They didn’t give up today and they haven’t given up all year. They kept their chins up and kept pushing as hard as they could. I think the 83 crew doesn’t know the definition of giving up. I’m appreciative of everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing for the last seven years and I’m not sure what the future holds. I’ll relax tonight and get back to work on next season tomorrow.”

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “My target for the year was to win the 500, finish in the top 10 in the championship and later it was to catch Tony in the championship. We nearly won the 500, finished a few points out of the top 10, and Tony finished just in front of me, so we just missed out on our targets barely. But I think the Gallagher team should feel pretty good about what we did accomplish.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “Starting the race being hit from behind on the first lap really took away any chances that we had to have a good race. We had to come in right away for a flat tire and once we got shuffled back with the unplanned stop it was almost impossible to get back toward the front. I’d say overall it’s been a difficult season for myself and the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda. We’ve had a lot of things go wrong that we couldn’t control and some that we could, but I’m going into the offseason very optimistic about next season. NTT DATA has been a great partner for me over the last three years and it’s been great to see that partnership grow. I want to thank Chip and the whole Chip Ganassi Racing team for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this team and I wish them nothing but the best.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen today at Watkins Glen International.

INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen Race Results
P1 No. 98 Rossi, Honda
P2 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P3           No. 28 Hunter-Reay, Honda
P7 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)
P8 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P20 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)

Details of the Day

  • Scott Dixon moved from -31 to -3 to the leader in points heading into the final round in Sonoma, where double points are awarded.
  • Charlie Kimball’s seventh-place finish is his fifth top-10 finish of the season and 49th top-10 finish of his career.
  • Max Chilton moved up from 19th on the grid to finish eighth.
  • Tony Kanaan made contact at pit out that caused damage to the left rear suspension forcing the 10 car to retire from the race early.
  • After dry conditions in Friday practice and Saturday qualifying, the morning warm-up and race started in wet conditions today.


Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “It was definitely an exciting day for the No. 9 NTT DATA car. I locked up the tires on the first stop and I don’t think we got any fuel. We had to save fuel on the next stint as a result and battled our way back. I think we passed a lot of cars today and it was fun to contend with Rossi there for the win. Big congrats to him and good to see Honda run strong at Watkins Glen.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “I’m really proud of the 83 crew for what they’ve done this weekend. All the way from the problem in the first practice to qualifying in the top five and then battling back all day today. We didn’t have the best restarts today and part of that is on me and part of it was being light on downforce. I’m proud of the guys, but I think they deserved more. The car was probably a little better than seventh – I think we could’ve been in the top five. I just raced a couple of guys harder than I needed to at that point of the race and with 10 laps to go I was just about out of push-to-pass. That made it a little harder to make up spots at the end, but like I said these guys never gave up and I’m just really proud of them.”

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “I didn’t think we had the fastest car, but the team gave me a great strategy and good pit stops. I think I raced pretty well to be fair, and it’s really great for Gallagher to come out with a positive result from where we started in the back. But there’s Sonoma next and we are looking forward to an even better result there.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “Not a great way to end our weekend here at Watkins Glen. It’s unfortunate that we got caught up in that pit out incident after the last round of stops. It all happened right in front of me and I just locked up on cold tires. We were actually having a pretty good day and the car was good up until that point. We were actually moving up the field little by little, and I think we could’ve gotten a top-10 finish here today.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the ABC Supply 500 today at Pocono Raceway.

ABC Supply 500 Race Results
P1 No. 12 Power, Chevrolet
P2 No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet
P3           No. 98 Rossi, Honda
P5 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan
P6 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P16 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)
P18 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton) 

Details of the Day

  • Kanaan’s fifth-place finish today was his highest career-finish at Pocono Raceway and he has now led in all five of his starts at the Tricky Triangle (147 laps).
  • Kanaan recorded the fastest lap of the race with a speed of 218.325 mph on Lap 182.
  • After the race, the 10 car team discovered the car had a broken front wing.
  • Dixon and Kanaan led 83 laps combined of the 200-lap race.
  • Dixon is currently second in the championship standings with 476 points, only 18 points behind the leader.
  • Kimball pitted mid-race for a front wing change after contact.
  • Chilton had to make an extended pit stop early in the race to make a repair to the cooling system, which resulted in the No. 8 team losing a lap. The team eventually had to retire from the race after 129 laps (mechanical).

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “We needed a little bit there at the end that we just didn’t have. Regardless, we fought pretty hard all day long and it was a really exciting race. That battle with Graham was the highlight of my race – exchanging positions back and forth for the lead. We found out after the race that we had a broken front wing that we didn’t know about. We don’t know how it happened or when it happened. We were so strong at the beginning of the race and I couldn’t understand why we were falling back, but now we know why. Regardless it was a great battle. I’m pretty sure my kids at home got a kick out of that. I think this place is becoming my Indianapolis, but I hope it doesn’t take me 12 years to win here like it did there. The No. 10 NTT DATA Honda was awesome. Unfortunately those are the kinds of things that happen. This is INDYCAR, everyone is just so competitive. Sometimes you have a car to win, but you have a little bit of a hiccup and finish fifth.”

Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “We had a great NTT Honda today despite missing the chance to make final adjustments in practice yesterday. We reverted back to an earlier setup and the car was fast early today. We decided to get out front and lead and I was happy with the car in the first half of the race. We made some adjustments after that and settled into the top five. In the last 25 or so laps we were contending, but just couldn’t get back to the front.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “I’m really disappointed. I think the car had more in it than our results show. We had a mistake on that first pit stop but we recovered well from that, then got caught up in other people’s mess. That’s what happens when you run back there. At the end of the day, though, we didn’t have the car to keep moving forward. We were just kind of hanging out – the balance wasn’t there. It was really disappointing and frustrating, especially having so many friends from Novo Nordisk here today. Qualifying third, running that first stint in fourth, a great restart in the middle of the race… all of it makes this result that much harder to swallow.”

 

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Bommarito 500 tonight at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Bommarito 500 Race Results
P1 No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet
P2 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P3 No. 1 Pagenaud, Chevrolet
P7 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)
P16 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)
P17 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)


Details of the Day

  • Dixon qualified seventh but moved up to fourth early on, and finished as the highest Honda-powered car.
  • Chilton had contact with wall on Lap 165 and could not continue.
  • Kimball’s seventh-place finish today was his fourth top-10 finish of the season.
  • The 10 car made contact with the Turn 2 wall while coming to the starting green flag and then retired from the race on Lap 169 with a mechanical issue.
  • The 10 car crew was the winner of today’s pit stop competition.

Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “I guess that’s the best we could have hoped for. It was definitely going to be a tough race for us, but the car was actually very good. I think we had a better mechanical grip than the group we were racing with, with the Penskes, and especially toward the end of the run. We could sort of come back towards them. We had so much drag. We could get to them but we couldn’t pull out and pass them. Definitely pretty hard to defend right there at the end with Simon. It was pretty exciting to watch Josef and Simon with that pass into turn one which was pretty interesting, pretty tight. I was hoping it went a little bit different than what it actually did and could have picked up two spots, but huge credit to everybody on the NTT Data No. 9 car. Strong tonight. Strong pit stops. And how about the fans, man? This was awesome to come back to St. Louis and see the fans and how excited they were for this race.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “I’m just really proud of the guys. We didn’t get the chance to test here, but we learned from the 9 car’s test. We made the car better and better from first thing yesterday afternoon, through qualifying, even though we didn’t get the qualifying result we wanted. Through the race tonight, the car was actually pretty good. We just kept making it better. It was just tough racing. With the package like it was, it was really hard to close up and pass anyone, especially into the first turn. We took advantage of some momentum shifts, like when guys didn’t get great restarts. I’m really happy to come away with a seventh tonight, especially here when we knew it might be a little bit compromised.”

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “It just all happened very quickly. I was just stuck behind Munoz prior to that last stop for probably 40 or so laps. We came out just behind him on the exchange and were desperate to get around him. I had a really good run in turn three but the car just turned around on me. We added a turn of front wing on that last stop and it just caught me out. We were struggling with straight line speed so you had to stay as close as you could to the guy in front of you. That was it and it was game over pretty quickly for the Gallagher car.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Honda Indy 200 Results
P1 No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet
P2 No. 12 Power, Chevrolet
P3 No. 15 Rahal, Honda
P9 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P13 No. 83 Novo Nordisk Honda (Kimball)
P15 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P16 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)

 

Details of the Day

  • Despite a ninth-place finish, Dixon remained third in the championship points standings only eight points behind the leader and one point behind second place.


Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “It obviously wasn’t the way we wanted the race to go today for the NTT DATA car. I really wasn’t 100% happy after we tested here last week, and in qualifying. I don’t think we ever had the balance right where we wanted it. It felt like something broke on the car and we made some major front wing adjustments in the race. We had a problem on the left rear on pit lane and that took some time as well. Overall just not our weekend. We held in there and fought but need to regroup and get ready for Pocono in a few weeks. Points are really at a premium now with four to go.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Novo Nordisk Honda: “We just really struggled with the balance all day. The car was on a knife edge and I wasn’t confident enough in the car to really make the most out of it when we had clear track. We fought traffic a lot, but that’s what happens when you qualify mid-pack. Really a frustrating day. The bright spot was definitely the guys in pit lane. They work so hard day in and day out. I’m glad they’ll be getting a couple of weekends off now moving forward. I hope they can relax and get some time with their families, because when we come back to Pocono we’re going to be hungrier than ever.”

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “I’m actually really happy with the 8 car performance and myself. Best fuel saving I’ve ever done. Race really well apart from the start we just got in the wrong place at the wrong time. I didn’t know where I was in the race I thought I was 8th or 9th and then they told me I was 15th. Not a great representative of our performance in the race but at the end of the day our car wasn’t quick enough at the moment in qualifying and that’s what hurt us.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “I’m really disappointed with our race today. We had a huge challenge in front of us with starting so far back, but we were able to jump a few spots in the first half of the race. We made a call on strategy to come in under yellow to top off on fuel that just didn’t work in our favor in the long run. It’s been a pretty difficult weekend for us, so I’m glad we can move on and start thinking about Pocono.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Honda Indy Toronto today on the streets of Toronto.

Honda Indy Toronto Race Results
P1 No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet 
P2 No. 98 Rossi, Honda
P3           No. 5 Hinchcliffe, Honda
P7 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P10 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P12 No. 83 Novo Nordisk Honda (Kimball)
P19 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)

Details of the Day

  • Scott Dixon leaves Toronto with a three-point advantage in the championship standings.
  • The 10 car made contact with the wall in Turn 1 on Lap 23 and was forced to come in for a front wing change that put Kanaan two laps down. 


Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “I’m happy with the result on the No. 8 Gallagher car today here in Toronto. It was a bit of a wild race and it seemed to fly by, but on the whole I'm happy with the result. The Gallagher crew did some very fast and clean stops. We stayed out of trouble and we maintained our position in the championship. I think we even managed to pull away from the people behind us in the standings.”

Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “It was a rough day in the NTT DATA car. I had a good start in Turn 1, and it looked like Rahal decided to shift lanes and I had to avoid him. Then Power and I got together and ended up cutting down our tire and doing some damage to the suspension on the car. Then we had to fix the car and INDYCAR gave us a drive-through penalty, which was kind of odd. And then that kind of hosed our best efforts for the day and we ended up 10th.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “It’s just such a letdown to finish where we did today – the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda was so quick. I came off of pit lane pushing hard on cold tires into Turn 1 after our first stop and just didn’t make the turn. I don’t think the bumpiness of the track in that area helped either. After the front wing change, we just couldn’t ever get those two laps we lost back. I’m really frustrated for the 10 car, because we have so much potential most races and we just can’t catch a break.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Novo Nordisk Honda: “Obviously not what we expected or wanted for the 83 car here in Toronto. I felt like we were behind the eight ball all weekend. We were making positive changes to the car, but we weren’t seeing the improvements on-track during practice or qualifying. The race just didn’t play out for our strategy and we didn’t catch the yellow we needed. Regardless it was nice to have the Novo Nordisk Honda up front for a few laps. We’ll just refocus and head to Mid-Ohio where the 83 car has some good memories.”

 

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Iowa Corn 300 today at Iowa Speedway.

Iowa Corn 300 Results
P1 No. 3 Castroneves, Chevrolet 
P2 No. 21 Hildebrand, Chevrolet
P3           No. 28 Hunter-Reay, Honda 
P8 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P9 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)
P14 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton) 
P15 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)

Details of the Day

  • Scott Dixon leaves Iowa with his point lead intact, now 403-395 over Helio Castroneves.
  • Max Chilton improved five positions on his Iowa finish last year to come home 14th.


Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “It was a rough day for the NTT DATA car. We were just so loose. We tried to fix it with wing adjustments, tire pressure adjustments and cross-weights, but the rear was just loose especially on restarts for us. As we got later on in the run, we could beat up the right front tire and create some understeer which helped. Our only option was to run the high line and as soon as I went on the low line I started to spin out. All in all just happy I didn’t crash today.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “That was an exhausting race for sure. The car was a handful at the beginning of the race, but we were able to make some adjustments throughout that first stint in the cockpit that really helped out. The car definitely came to us as the race went on and we made adjustments in the stops. We were running the same lap times, if not faster, as the leaders multiple times throughout the race, we just weren’t able to make the passes we needed to get to the front. The NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing guys did a good job in the pits and were able to get me a few spots on pit lane. We were hoping for a higher finish than ninth, especially with how the weekend was going, but we’ll take a top-10 finish heading into Toronto.”

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “It was a wild one for sure in the Gallagher car today. I really didn’t know where we were until we crossed the finish line. At one point we were leading, at one point we were 18th. I tried to run a good race. I was right there at one point with Scott and Tony and we were battling pretty well and changing spots. They have years more experience than I do, so I was happy to be in that mix with them. We didn’t have the package to win it this weekend, but we did the best job I think we could have.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “A really hard day – I’m happy to bring it back in one piece honestly. The car stepped out on me a couple of times and I caught it right up to the wall in Turn 4 once. With the heat and the wind, it was just a really challenging day. I think the balance itself was hit or miss – we weren’t great. Overall, we just weren’t quite quick enough once the newness of the tires had worn off. It was really about the middle to the end of the fuel stint where we were losing a bunch of time to everyone around us. We’ll go back and look at it to try to figure out how to make the No. 83 Tresiba® Honda work on a short oval track.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Kohler Grand Prix today at Road America.

Kohler Grand Prix Race Results
P1 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P2 No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet
P3  No. 3 Castroneves, Chevrolet
P6 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)
P9 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P21 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)

Details of the Day

  • Today is Dixon’s 41st win in Indy car racing in his 280th Indy car start.
  • The win moves Dixon within one victory of Michael Andretti for third on the all-time Indy car racing wins list (67-Foyt, 52-Ma. Andretti, 42- Mi. Andretti, 41 -Dixon).
  • This win marks CGR’s 103rd win in Indy car racing.
  • Dixon’s last win came at the 2016 INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
  • This is Dixon’s first and CGR’s third win at Road America
  • With this win, Dixon extends his lead of being the winningest active driver in INDYCAR.
  • Scott Dixon had a fuel pressure issue in the morning warmup which kept the No. 9 team off track for the majority of the session.
  • Dixon had the fastest leader lap of the race on Lap 52 with a lap time of 1:43.615 and he led 24 laps.
  • Kimball and Chilton’s top-10 finishes today are their third and fourth top-10 finishes of the 2017 season.
  • Kanaan made contact with the No. 98 car on Lap 46 which led to him making contact with the wall in turn 11. The impact forced Kanaan to retire from the race.

Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “The NTT DATA car has really had pace all weekend. The Penske cars definitely had something figured out this weekend and we knew we were going to have a battle on our hands. Then we missed the morning warmup today with a fuel pressure issue. The team worked hard to fix the car and it was a bit of an unknown for the race, but it held up. We had great strategy and great pace today and I couldn’t be happier for the team. We had a few races earlier this year that I felt got away, so this feels good and it’s good for us in the points.”

 

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “Overall a really solid day for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team. We had really good pace and really good fuel mileage on the first two stints. That third stint, I don’t think I managed the Firestone alternates as well as some of the guys around me. You saw that with the 12 car with a better in and out lap. That was disappointing, because I think we could have maybe had a shot at a top five. Overall though to fight off some competitors for that last stint after the final yellow felt good and it felt good to bring it home in sixth for the guys. Kind of a semi-trouble free weekend and pretty happy with it. Big congrats to the NTT DATA team and the 9 car. What a way to celebrate Mike Hull’s 25th anniversary with the team and get Honda and Chip Ganassi Racing their first win after coming back together this season.”

 

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “It’s not how we wanted it, especially after how quick we were this morning. I’ve said it before, sometimes if you’re quick in warmup you’re nowhere in the race. Something just wasn’t working for us. On a set of reds we were struggling massively and then we went to the blacks which would’ve been alright, but then the safety car came out and everyone else had longer life on the reds and I was struggling again. It was just a frustrating afternoon, because I think we’ve been quick all weekend but nothing seems to go our way.

 

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “It hasn’t been our weekend here at Road America for sure. We were working our way back up and we thought we had a good chance at getting a top-10 finish, but then he (Rossi) blocked me and put me in the wall. I don’t think it was a nice move at all, but I’m not going to waste my time with it. My wrist is a little sore, but I’m OK overall. That was a big hit. Congrats to Scott and the 9 car – they were fast all weekend.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the RainGuard Water Sealers 600 tonight at Texas Motor Speedway.

RainGuard Water Sealers 600 Race Results
P1 No. 12 Power, Chevrolet 
P2 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)
P3           No. 1 Pagenaud, Chevrolet
P8 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P9 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P21 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)


Details of the Day

  • Kanaan’s second-place finish is his highest finish of the season.
  • Scott Dixon leaves Texas with a +13 point advantage over second place in the points championship.
  • Dixon was taken out in the final laps of the race while contending for the win when the No. 26 car went into the grass, lost control and collected the No. 9 car.
  • Kimball and the 83 car retired from the race on Lap 43 after a mechanical issue was discovered during a pit stop.
  • Today’s race marked the first 1-2 weekend sweep of qualifying in 2017 for CGR.

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “It was a tough night, just very intense from the first to the last lap. I’m going to apologize to Hinch for what happened – I just got up a little too high. We paid the price for my mistake. We got a penalty, paid the penalty, and we were able to finish second. I’m proud of the team for sticking with me and fighting our way back up front. It was just an intense race. A lot of things happened and you had to avoid a lot of things to finish. I’m not going to lie, I’m glad it’s over.”

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “That was a wild ride in Texas. I was hanging on for 200 laps, then the car started to come to me. Luckily half the field was taken out and it was easy to get into the mix because of attrition. With 20 to go we were competitive. Unfortunately with the incident I collected Dixon in the aftermath of that accident and that ended it for the Gallagher car.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: "I'm obviously gutted for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys. We had such a good day yesterday winning the pole and we had a lot of momentum heading into today's race. The No. 83 Tresiba Honda was really fast and I believe we had a good chance to win tonight, which makes it even more frustrating that a mechanical failure ended our day. The guys did everything they could to get the 83 back out on-track, but it just wasn't in the cards for us. This one really hurts. I'm glad we have a weekend to regroup and get our heads back in the game for Road America."

The Verizon IndyCar Series held Race 2 of 2 today for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle.

Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Results
P1 No. 15 Rahal, Honda
P2 No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet 
P3           No. 12 Power, Chevrolet
P6 No. 9 Camping World Honda (Dixon)
P8 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)
P10 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)
P15 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)

 

Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Qualifying 2 Results
P1 No. 26 Sato, Honda – 1:13.673
P2 No. 28 Hunter-Reay, Honda – 1:15.283
P3           No. 15 Rahal, Honda – 1:13.810
P8 No. 9 Camping World Honda (Dixon) – 1:16.172
P12 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball) – 1:16.180
P15 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan) – 1:14.328
P16 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton) – 1:16.515

Details of the Day

  • All four cars finished higher than their starting position for a total of 12 gained positions.
  • Scott Dixon extended his championship points lead from +2 to +8.
  • The No.9 car had a fueling issue during a pit stop that cost them additional time on pit lane.
  • The No. 10 car received a drive-through penalty on Lap 51 for hitting pit equipment that resulted in two lost positions.

Scott Dixon, No. 9 Camping World Honda: “The problem on the pit stop really hurt us today. I think there was a problem with the fuel probe and normally we’re really good in that area. That issue just cost us some crucial time and we tried to play catch up after that. I think Newgarden finished second and we were ahead of him before that. It was unfortunate how it played out, but all in all a decent points today considering.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “The timing stand made the right call with the two-stop strategy. It meant I had to save quite a bit of fuel at times, but we were still able to run a pretty good pace and get a pretty good fuel mileage number. Overall I’m happy with the day. We didn’t have any good luck or any help, but we didn’t have any bad luck either. The way this year has gone, we’ll definitely take that. We’ll take a top-10 and pick up a little momentum heading to Texas looking for a podium, if not a win next weekend.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: "Another tough day for NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing - really just a tough weekend overall here in Detroit. We struggled both days in qualifying and just couldn't ever get back up to the front in either race. We had an issue in the pits today that cost us a few spots with a drive-through penalty, but after a 15-place finish yesterday, we'll take a top-10. It's still nowhere close to where we need to be, but I’m always happy when we head into a race at a place like Texas where I know how strong we can be."

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “We just didn’t have the speed today and we were really struggling most of the day with balance. We were quicker than most of the cars in front, but we just couldn’t get past them. I feel like I did the best that I could. It’s time to move onto Texas and keep working hard for the results I know the Gallagher team is capable of.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Indianapolis 500 today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

Indianapolis 500 Race Results
P1 No. 26 Sato, Honda
P2 No. 3 Castroneves, Chevrolet 
P3           No. 19 Jones, Honda
P4 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P5 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)
P25 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)
P32 No. 9 Camping World Honda (Dixon)

Notes:

  • After winning the pole and leading the race early, Scott Dixon was collected in a Lap 52 incident after the No. 77, who was several laps down, hit the wall and veered in front of him. Dixon was checked, cleared and released from the medical center.
  • On Lap 84 Max Chilton chose an alternate strategy and led the first laps of his Indianapolis 500 career.
  • Chilton went on to lead a race-high 50 laps and en route to a career-best finish of fourth.
  • On Lap 167 the No. 83 car had a mechanical failure and retired from the race.
  • The No. 10 car ran over debris that affected the underwing for a large portion of the race.
  • All four CGR cars led laps in today’s race.

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “The Gallagher Honda was struggling a lot early in the race and we even went a lap down. But we kept our heads down, kept going and got a break. I don’t think anyone has ever won this race without a little bit of luck. When we did end up getting out front, the car was really quick, and you can see why this place is so special and so electric in that moment. I held Sato off with everything I had, but when the cars gang up behind you they get a massive run and you can only do so much as the leader. As soon as they got past I wasn’t as confident in the dirty air. So to come from a lap down to lead and have a chance to win here at Indy is a massive accomplishment for the whole team.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “It was a survival race as you can see. A lot of cars were either involved in a crash or had a mechanical failure. I knew it was going to be a shootout in the end. That’s really all we had in the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda. I actually ran over debris at some point during the race and the underwing of the car was broken, so I knew toward the end that I didn’t have as good of a car as I did at the beginning of the race. I have to say though that I love to see first-time winners here at the Indianapolis 500 and this guy was huge in Japan already so I can’t even imagine now.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “I’m really disappointed honestly – these guys deserved more than that. It’s just hard to take when you have a mechanical failure like that so close to the end. We were coming in that lap for our last stop of the day and I knew the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys were going to crush it in pit lane and then we just had to go out and race for the front. The timing stand called a strategy the last quarter of the race that gave us a chance to win. We’d gone through some big struggles earlier in the race and the car wasn’t particularly good, but we got up front and she went like a rabbit. I’m just frustrated. This race means so much to all of us, but at the same time we’re just going to have to dig deep and find a whole other level for Detroit. There are just as many points available next weekend as there were this weekend. We’ll go out there and try to get the No. 83 Tresiba® Honda.”

Scott Dixon, No. 9 Camping World Honda: “I just got a little beaten up there. It was a bit of a rough ride. I’m bummed for the team and for Camping World. We got a little loose on the first stint. We were a bit light on downforce. I’m just bummed for them and glad everyone is OK. It was definitely a wild ride. Thank you for Dallara and the safety of these cars. It’s tough. I was hoping Jay [Howard] would stay against the wall. I’d already picked a way to go and there was nowhere else to go. I’m glad he’s OK too. It makes you believe in the safety of these cars and the progress they’ve made.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the INDYCAR Grand Prix May 13 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

INDYCAR Grand Prix Results 
P1 No. 1 Power, Chevrolet 
P2 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P3           No. 28 Hunter-Reay, Honda
P7 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P20 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)
P21 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)

Details of the Day

  • Dixon got the jump at the start and moved from fourth to third, and finished as the top Honda-powered car in second.
  • In the first five races this season Dixon has finished 3-4-2-5-2.
  • With the results, Dixon moves from -18 to –10 to the point’s leader.
  • Chilton moved up from his 14th qualifying spot to finish seventh – his best result of the season which also tied his career-best finish.
  • The 10 car was involved in an incident with the No. 27 car on Lap 1 in Turn 7 that resulted in a punctured tire that required Kanaan to come in for an unscheduled stop. The No. 27 was issued a drive-through penalty for avoidable contact after the incident.
  • The 83 had a mechanical issues on Lap 32 and Kimball retired early from the race.
  • The 10 car came in again for an unscheduled stop on Lap 59 for new tires after a slow leak was discovered.

Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “It was definitely a tough day. We couldn’t really hold onto the rear tires. The Honda just had too much power there. We were spinning the rear tires. Good points there for everybody on the NTT DATA car. Great day for Honda. Obviously, not a win but very close. Looking forward to Monday and getting on the big track here.”

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “It was just a really, really good day for myself and the Gallagher team. It was by far the best race I’ve had in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The team did a good job and we made a call to start on primary tires and I knew within five or six laps it would pay off for us. On the second stint it just started playing into our hand, and having no yellows furthered our strategy. Moving forward seven positions in the race was mega, and without any off strategies playing out, we got there on straight speed. This is a great start to May and hope we can do even better in the 500.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: "Today definitely wasn't our day. We had issues from the first lap when Marco spun us and punctured my tire all the way to later in the race when one of my front tires started going down. Those extra stops just put us back too far and with no yellows there was no way we were going to make up those few laps we were already down. It’s not a great way to start the month, but we’ve all seen what Honda can do here so I’m looking forward to getting back on the oval on Monday.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: "We had a really good start of the race and we spent the first 10 laps making up spots from P19 to P14. I made a little bit of a mistake that put us back some and then we had a mechanical failure around lap 30 that ended our day. I feel bad for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys because they gave me a car today that could get the job done and they were great in pit lane. We'll look into it tonight and see exactly what we have going on with the No. 83 Tresiba Honda. It's a really unfortunate way to end a weekend that I've had such solid results in the past, but now we will just need to shift our focus to the Indianapolis 500."

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix today at Phoenix International Raceway.

Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix Results
P1 No. 1 Pagenaud, Chevrolet 
P2 No. 12 Power, Chevrolet 
P3           No. 2 Hildebrand, Chevrolet
P5 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P6 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)
P8 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)
P20 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton) 

Details of the Day

  • Dixon was the highest placing Honda-powered car in fifth.
  • With his 211th consecutive INDYCAR start today, Dixon tied former CGR driver Jimmy Vasser for second on the all-time list (Kanaan ranks first with 269).
  • Chilton was collected in a Lap 1 incident where cars were spinning out in front of him.
  • Kanaan was the fastest Honda-powered car in qualifying.

Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “Obviously it was a tough night for the No. 9 NTT DATA car, and all the Honda entries I think. Chevy had a leg up on us here and they showed that tonight. We tried to keep our nose clean but just didn’t have anything for them tonight. Hopefully we can get some momentum back at the Grand Prix of Indy next month.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “We knew coming into this weekend that it was going to be a difficult one for us. Eric (Cowdin) gave me a stellar car, but we just couldn’t get it done. We have good cars heading into next month, so we’ll just refocus on the month of May and hopefully get the results we’ve been waiting for.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: "Three Chip Ganassi Racing cars in the top-10 is a solid day. We knew coming in after the open test in February that we'd have some challenges for the race weekend. But overall the Honda engine ran great, and we were able to get good mileage when we needed to. It was an interesting race with the way it developed with the long yellow at the start and then the yellow in the middle. I lost a spot or two at that second restart; the tires weren't quite there. Overall I'm really proud of the way the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing crew rallied this week. We had a few challenges coming into the weekend and we knew dealing with the weather conditions would be tough, especially with just the one practice session. We had great stops by the team in pit lane and really nice calls from the timing stand. I'm happy with the eight place result tonight. We'll take those points and move on to the month of May in Indy."

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “There was just nowhere to go really. I was sort of tensing because I knew four-wide on the start on a short oval wasn't good. It was just one of those things. I hate going out on lap one but I just spun to avoid the accident and got collected. Hopefully we can get a better result with the Gallagher car in Indy next month.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama today at Barber Motorsports Park.

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Results
P1 No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet
P2 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P3           No. 1 Pagenaud, Chevrolet
P7 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)
P12 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P15 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)

Details of the Day

  • With the runner-up finish, Dixon now takes over second in points, -6 to the leader.
  • Kimball led his first laps of the season with 11 during the 90-lap race.

Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “What a great race here at Barber. Another second-place finish for the 9 car. I think that's our fifth runner-up here. One of these days we're going to win here. We had a great NTT DATA car and we were right up in the mix for the win at the end. We just didn't have enough there, but all in all a good points day for the team."

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “We’re moving in the right direction for sure. I think it goes without saying that I want to finish a lot higher than seventh, but I’ll take a top-10 after the way this season has started. We had a pretty clean race and our stops were good, we just couldn’t get up with the lead pack. I have a good track record at Phoenix, so hopefully we can come away with a good result next weekend.”

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “It was a very up and down day, actually kind of an up and down weekend. We didn’t start the weekend all that great, but then we qualified well. We were pretty quick in the morning warm-up in the wet and in the race we had one of the best race paces, we just lost positions where it really counted on the start and restarts. It’s just frustrating because we have really good speed out there, we just can’t get the luck we need and put it all together.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “Overall we tried an alternate strategy and I don’t know if it gained us many spots, but it was worth the effort for sure. I think without the length of that last yellow, we definitely had the speed in the 83 car to go forward and pass some of those guys who were trying to save fuel. It’s too bad we didn’t have a dry warm-up this morning, because we could’ve validated some of the changes we made overnight. We obviously found a lot of speed compared to qualifying yesterday – I think my fast lap was well within the top 10 today. The pit stops were great – we definitely made up ground there. I’m proud of the guys’ efforts getting through these first few races with me. We have some momentum now heading into the Phoenix and then hopefully that will get even stronger heading into the month of May.”

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Results 
P1 No. 5 Hinchcliffe, Honda
P2 No. 18 Bourdais, Honda 
P3           No. 2 Newgarden, Chevrolet
P4 No. 9 NTT DATA Honda (Dixon)
P14 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton)
P15 No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan)
P21 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball)

Details of the Day

  • Dixon got the jump at the start, took the lead and went on to lead a race-high 32 laps.
  • The 83 was in an incident on the first lap of the race that forced the team to retire early.
  • The 10 car made contact on the first lap of the race and had to come in for a front wing change.
  • In the final stages of the race, the 10 car made contact with the 7 car and cut a tire.


Scott Dixon, No. 9 NTT DATA Honda: “We got a great start in the NTT DATA car and were just cruising along there making good fuel mileage. We came in to pit shortly after and that ended up shuffling things up a bit on strategy. But the car was great and the team worked really hard. It was pretty hard to pass at the end, which is typical for street races as we all know. So fourth was how it played out. We’ve qualified very well the first two races so hopefully we can convert that into a win really soon.”

Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda: “It was a long day. We went pretty erratic with the set up. We have been struggling as a car team not overall just the No. 8 car, so we went to a different set up and didn’t like it so it was a long afternoon. At that point you just need to be able to race. I think I did alright but I didn’t move forward. It was the first weekend we have had in quite a while now where we haven’t been improving. We will look into what is going on and see if we can get better for the Barber race.”

Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT DATA Honda: “This was a rough weekend for the No.10 NTT Data Honda. We had some contact on the first lap and had to come in for a new front wing and later in the race we made contact and had a cut left rear that we had to come in and change unexpectedly. We were just never able to get back up with the front runners.”

Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba® Honda: “To say I am frustrated with how today’s race went is an understatement. I thought I was clear of the 12 but I obviously wasn’t. He turned me and put me in the wall pretty heavy. I am really disappointed for the guys – they worked so hard to get the car to a good place for today’s race. The No. 83 Tresiba Honda was fast and I thought we had a lot of potential for a solid result in today’s race.”

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Results 
P1 No. 18 Bourdais, Honda  
P2 No. 1 Pagenaud, Chevrolet 
P3           No. 9 GE LED Lighting Honda (Dixon) 
P12  No. 10 NTT DATA Honda (Kanaan) 
P16 No. 8 Gallagher Honda (Chilton) 
P18 No. 83 Tresiba® Honda (Kimball) 


Max Chilton, No. 8 Gallagher Honda:
“It was a frustrating day today with the Gallagher team. We had a good car and we had good pace all weekend. The Honda program seems to be coming along nicely which is encouraging. I think we just need to go back and really look at our race, how it unfolded and see what we can do better on next time. 16th is not where we want to be especially when we had a car that should have qualified in the Fast 6.”