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How Felix Rosenqvist's Chip Ganassi Racing Honda will look in today's second Gateway race. He starts from ninth on the grid.

How Felix Rosenqvist’s Chip Ganassi Racing Honda will look in today’s second Gateway race. He starts from ninth on the grid.

Photo by: Kelby Krauss

The grid order for the two races was decided as it was in Iowa – a driver’s first of two flying laps set his time for yesterday’s race, while his second lap set the grid for this afternoon’s race. 

Will Power scored the 59th pole position of his IndyCar career yesterday and led until his first pitstop. However, he and Josef Newgarden had their races ruined by a yellow flag for moisture in the area while they were running a lap down having pitted early. Their Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate Simon Pagenaud also lost out through no fault of his own, having been knocked into a spin at the start of the race and his car was too damaged to maintain racing pace and he was told to park. Power’s hopes were further dented by a right-rear puncture.

Pato O’Ward of Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet took over the lead but was later beaten out of the pits by Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who went on to score his 50th win, holding off Takuma Sato’s late-stopping Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda which had charged onto his tail with fresher tires.

Today, Sato starts from pole with Newgarden alongside, Power and O’Ward on the second row, while Jack Harvey of Meyer Shank Racing is in fifth, ahead of Dixon and Marcus Ericsson in two Ganassi cars, and Pagenaud. 

For a preview, facts, and full schedule for the event, click here 

Races: Bommarito Automotive Group 500
Dates: Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020
Start times: 3.40pm Eastern Time on Saturday, 3.40pm Eastern Time on Sunday
Location: World Wide Technology Raceway, Gateway, Madison, IL.

How can I watch the IndyCar races?
Race 1
– Saturday, Aug. 29, 3.00pm ET on NBCSN (live), green flag at 3.40pm
Race 2 – Sunday, Aug. 30, 3.00pm ET on NBCSN (live), green flag at 3.40pm

In addition there are IndyCar Radio Network broadcasts: both rounds air live on network affiliates, Sirius 211, XM 205, indycar.com, indycarradio.com and the IndyCar Mobile app powered by NTT DATA. All NTT IndyCar Series practices and qualifying are available on indycar.com, indycarradio.com and the IndyCar Mobile app, with qualifying also airing on Sirius 211 and XM 205.

The grid line-up for today’s race:

Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 182.499mph
Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet 182.477mph
Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 182.474mph
Pato O’Ward Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet 182.178mph
Jack Harvey Meyer Shank Racing Honda 181.800mph
Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 181.735mph
Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 181.723mph
Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet 181.457mph
Felix Rosenqvist Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 181.387mph
Colton Herta Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport Honda 181.164mph
Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda 180.825mph
Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 180.618mph
Oliver Askew Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet 180.579mph
Alex Palou Dale Coyne Racing w/ Team Goh Honda 180.560mph
Conor Daly Carlin Racing Chevrolet 180.374mph
Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan Honda 180.197mph
Zach Veach Andretti Autosport Honda 179.791mph
Rinus VeeKay Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 178.690mph
Tony Kanaan AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet 178.630mph
Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Autosport Honda 178.563mph
Charlie Kimball AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet 178.295mph
Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 177.728mph
Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 176.803mph

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