DTR: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Day 4

Photo Credit: Bret Kelley

HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA RESTART RACE RUNNING:

At 10:50 a.m. – the ambient temperature is 67 degrees with a relative humidity of 74 percent. Skies are mostly cloudy. The track temperature is 91 degrees, according to Firestone Racing.

11:01 a.m. – Command to restart engines has been given. All 21 on the restart grid have restarted and are rolling on the grid.

Lap 24: Clock has restarted.as the track is FULL COURSE YELLOW. Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama has resumed. 59-Chilton has stopped on course at the exit of Turn 3.

Lap 27: GREEN. 1-Newgarden leads the field off Turn 17 and to the start-finish line.

Lap 30: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 3.6738 seconds.

Lap 33: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 4.5505 seconds.

Lap 35: Halfway: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 4.9371 seconds.

Lap 36: 10-Jones on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 37: 21-Pigot on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 40: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 7.8687 seconds.

Lap 42: 20-King on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 44: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 9.6432 seconds.

Lap 47: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 11.0594 seconds.

Lap 48: 4-Leist on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 49: Leader, 1-Newgarden on pit road for four tires and fuel. 27-Rossi also on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 50: LEAD CHANGE (1): 18-Bourdais officially scored the leader of the race. He leads 28-Hunter-Reay by 6.8045 seconds. 22-Pagenaud on pit road for four tires and fuel.,

Lap 51: 6-Wickens on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 52: 28-Hunter-Reay and 5-Hinchcliffe on pit road for four tires and fuel. 18-Bourdais leads 1-Newgarden by 13.5101 seconds.

Lap 53: 30-Sato and 26-Veach on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 55: Leader,18-Bourdais, on pit road for four tires and fuel. LEAD CHANGE (2): New leader is 1-Newgarden.

Lap 56: 9-Dixon on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 57: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 23.0402 seconds. 98-Andretti and 21-Pigot on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 58: 10-Jones on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 60: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 23.2539 seconds.

Lap 63: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 26.4727 seconds.

Lap 64: 27-Rossi on pit road for four tires and fuel.:

Lap 66: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 25.4993 seconds.

Lap 67: 20-King on pit road for four tires and fuel.

Lap 68: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 24.8572 seconds.

Lap 70: 1-Newgarden leads 18-Bourdais by 23.2372 seconds.

Lap 71: Leader 1-Newgarden on pit road for four rain tires and fuel.

Lap 72: 22-Pagenaud and 4-Leist on pit road for four tires and fuel. Pagenaud stayed on primary tires Leist changed to rain tires. LEAD CHANGE (3): 18-Bourdais officially scored the leader of the race.

Lap 73: 5-Hinchcliffe on pit road for four rain tires and fuel.

Lap 74: 28-Hunter-Reay and 6-Wickens on pit road for four rain tires and fuel.

Lap 75: 1-Bourdais leads 1-Newgarden by 9.8825 seconds. 9-Dixon on pit road for four rain tires and fuel.

Lap 76: Leader, 18-Bourdais on pit road for four rain tires. LEAD CHANGE (4): New leader is 18-Bourdais.

Lap 78: 1-Newgarden leads 28-Hunter-Reay by 18.4937 seconds.

Lap 80: 1-Newgarden leads 28-Hunter-Reay by 12:3438 seconds.

Lap 81: WHITE: 1-Newgarden leads 28-Hunter-Reay by 10.8094 seconds.

Lap 82: CHECKERED: 1-Newgarden win the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for third time in the last four years. His margin of victory is 9.9607 seconds.

 

HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA POST-RACE NOTES:

• This is Josef Newgarden’s second win of 2018 and the ninth win of his Indy car career. It is his third win at Barber Motorsports Park. He also won at the track in 2015 and 2017.

• Newgarden has been on the podium four straight seasons at Barber Motorsports Park.

• This is the 199th Indy car victory for cars owned by Roger Penske. Team Penske has won at Barber Motorsports Park six times in nine races.

• Ryan Hunter-Reay finished second, his third podium finish at Barber Motorsports Park. It is the 39th podium of his career..

• James Hinchcliffe finished third, his best finish at Barber Motorsports Park. His previous best finish was 6th in 2017.

 

UNOFFICIAL VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS

1. Josef Newgarden        158

2. Alexander Rossi          145

3. Sebastien Bourdais      119

4. Graham Rahal             119

5. James Hinchcliffe        118

6. Ryan Hunter-Reay       113

7. Scott Dixon                 107

8. Robert Wickens (R)      97

9. Marco Andretti             88

10. Will Power                81

 

UNOFFICIAL SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR POINT STANDINGS

1. Robert Wickens                       97

2. Zach Veach                             77

3. Matheus Leist                         51

4. Jordan King                            38

5. Zachary Claman De Melo          31

6. Jack Harvey                            25

7. Kyle Kaiser                             23

8. Rene Binder                            22

9. Pietro Fittipaldi                        7

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The next Verizon IndyCar Series race is the INDYCAR Grand Prix on May 12 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. The race will be televised at 3:30 p.m. (ET) by ABC and broadcast by the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network affiliates, including Sirius 209, XM 214, IndyCar.com and Verizon’s IndyCar Mobile App.

 

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