Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 1
The Raceway at Belle Isle Park - Detroit, MI
Detroit Belle Isle Park
EVENT DETAILS
Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 1
01Jun
Race Complete
NBCNBC Sports Gold
INDYCAR Radio Network

On-Track Schedule

May31
Friday
Practice 1
10:55 - 11:40 AM
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May31
Friday
Practice 2
2:50 - 3:35 PM
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May31
Friday
Final Warmup
3:50 - 4:20 PM
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Jun1
Saturday
Qualifications - Group 1
10:45 - 10:57 AM
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Jun1
Saturday
Qualifications - Group 2
11:03 - 11:15 AM
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Jun1
Saturday
Race
3:30 - 5:45 PM
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Telecast Schedule

May31
Friday
Practice 1
10:55 - 11:40 AM
May31
Friday
Practice 2
2:50 - 3:35 PM
May31
Friday
Pit Stop Practice
3:35 - 4:20 PM
Jun1
Saturday
Qualifications (Live)
10:45 - 11:15 AM
Jun1
Saturday
Qualifications (Tape Delay)
12:00 - 12:30 PM
Jun1
Saturday
Race
3:00 - 6:00 PM

Podium

1st
Josef Newgarden
Team Penske
2nd
Alexander Rossi
Andretti Autosport
3rd
Takuma Sato
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Race Recap

DETROIT – Josef Newgarden reclaimed the NTT IndyCar Series championship lead with a win Saturday in the rain-shortened opener of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader.

The Team Penske driver led the final 25 laps of the event on the 2.35-mile, 14-turn temporary street course on Belle Isle Park. Driving the No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet, Newgarden held off pole sitter Alexander Rossi by 0.8237 of a second for the victory.

The start was delayed more than an hour after a thunderstorm moved through the area. The race was shortened from its scheduled 70 laps to a 75-minute timed race with 43 laps completed when the checkered flag waved.

The second race of the only doubleheader on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule is scheduled for Sunday, with coverage starting at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.

INDYCAR declared a wet start to Saturday's race, mandating all cars to start on Firestone rain tires. Rossi led the first 18 laps in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda, as the track began to dry. Running fourth, Newgarden was among the first drivers to pit for dry-condition slick tires on Lap 17 and benefited by a full-course caution being called at the time he entered pit lane, after Ed Jones slid into a tire barrier in Turn 7.

Newgarden inherited the lead when Rossi and the other frontrunners had to pit for slick tires on Lap 19 during the caution period and he was never headed. It was the 12th win of the Tennessean’s eight-year NTT IndyCar Series career and second this year. Newgarden won the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March.

The triumph was also No. 267 in Indy car history for Team Penske, more than any other team. On the heels of Simon Pagenaud’s sweep of May’s two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, team owner Roger Penske’s drivers have won the last three series races.

Newgarden also vaulted past Pagenaud into the championship lead after seven of 17 races. Unofficially, Newgarden holds a 25-point advantage over Pagenaud, who finished sixth on Saturday. Rossi is third in the standings, 33 points behind Newgarden.

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About the track

Detroit - Belle Isle Park

The 2.35-mile, 13-turn temporary street circuit on Detroit's Belle Isle presents numerous challenges to drivers -- from hard braking zones to speedy straights. The same areas are ripe for overtaking. Belle Isle has held doubleheader IndyCar race weekends dating back to 2013.



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Past track winners

Scott Dixon (R2) / 2019
Josef Newgarden (R1) / 2019
Ryan Hunter-Reay (R2) / 2018
Scott Dixon (R1) / 2018
Graham Rahal (R2) / 2017
Graham Rahal (R1) / 2017
Will Power (R2) / 2016
Sebastien Bourdais (R1) / 2016
Sebastien Bourdais (R2) / 2015
Carlos Munoz (R1) / 2015
Helio Castroneves (R2) / 2014
Will Power (R1) / 2014
Simon Pagenaud (R2) / 2013
Mike Conway (R1) / 2013
Scott Dixon / 2012
Justin Wilson / 2008
Tony Kanaan / 2007
Helio Castroneves / 2001
Helio Castroneves / 2000
Dario Franchitti / 1999
Alex Zanardi / 1998
Greg Moore / 1997
Michael Andretti / 1996
Robby Gordon / 1995
Paul Tracy / 1994
Danny Sullivan / 1993
Bobby Rahal / 1992