Texas Motor Speedway
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DXC Technology 600
08Jun
Race Complete
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On-Track Schedule

Jun6
Thursday
Practice 1
8:00 - 10:00 PM
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Jun7
Friday
Practice 2
2:30 - 4:00 PM
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Jun7
Friday
Qualifications
6:45 - 7:45 PM
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Jun8
Saturday
Race
8:30 - 10:40 PM
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Jun6
Thursday
Practice 1
8:00 - 10:00 PM
Jun7
Friday
Practice 2
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Jun7
Friday
Qualifications
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Jun8
Saturday
Race
8:00 - 11:00 PM

Podium

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

Race Recap

FORT WORTH, Texas – Josef Newgarden won the latest Texas shootout for the NTT IndyCar Series, holding off Alexander Rossi for the win Saturday night in the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Newgarden, in the No. 2 Fitzgerald USA Team Penske Chevrolet, led the final 47 laps on the 1.5-mile superspeedway. He and Rossi went wheel to wheel numerous times in the closing 10 laps as the Andretti Autosport driver tried overtaking maneuvers on the outside heading into Turn 1. Newgarden thwarted each attempt and held on by 0.8164 of a second to collect his 13th career win, third this season and first on a superspeedway.

Graham Rahal finished third, rookie Santino Ferrucci fourth and Ryan Hunter-Reay fifth.

The 248-lap race ran caution-free for more than the first half, until Zach Veach brushed the SAFER Barrier exiting Turn 2 on Lap 135. The No. 26 Gainbridge Honda did a 360-degree spin but Veach kept it off the wall and came to a stop in Turn 3 with only a flat tire.

The race’s second caution came when James Hinchcliffe slid wide into the Turn 2 SAFER Barrier on Lap 219. The final yellow waved when the cars of Scott Dixon and rookie Colton Herta touched while battling for third place in Turn 3 on Lap 229, sending both into the SAFER Barrier. All the drivers were unhurt from the incidents.

The caution for the Dixon-Herta incident set up the shootout to the finish between Newgarden and Rossi.

Pole sitter Takuma Sato led the first 60 laps of the race until making his first pit stop, but his No. 30 ABeam Consulting Honda slid into the pit stall and made contact with crewman Chris Welch. Sato was assessed a stop-and-go penalty for hitting crewman. Welch was evaluated and released from the track’s infield care center.

Ferrucci collected a career-best fourth-place finish in the No. 19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda for Dale Coyne Racing. Hunter-Reay led a race-high 90 laps in the No. 28 DHL Honda but was forced to make an extra stop for fuel and wound up fifth.

Tony Kanaan finished 16th in the No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet but tied team owner A.J. Foyt for second place on the Indy car career starts list with 369. It also extended Kanaan’s record streak of consecutive race starts to 309.

The win allowed Newgarden to extend his championship lead to unofficially 25 points over Rossi after nine of 17 races.

An encore telecast of the DXC Technology 600 airs at 3 p.m. ET Monday on NBCSN.

The next NTT IndyCar Series race is the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America on Sunday, June 23. Live race coverage starts at noon ET on NBC and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.

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Texas Motor Speedway

Repaved and redesigned in 2017, Texas Motor Speedway features 20 degrees of banking in Turns 1 and 2 and 24 degrees of banking in Turns 3 and 4 and the wide (minimum 60 feet) racing surface has produced many memorable moments since the series began racing at the 1.5-mile oval in 1997.



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Past track winners

Josef Newgarden / 2019
Scott Dixon / 2018
Will Power / 2017
Graham Rahal / 2016
Scott Dixon / 2015
Ed Carpenter / 2014
Helio Castroneves / 2013
Justin Wilson / 2012
Will Power / 2011
Dario Franchitti / 2011
Ryan Briscoe / 2010
Helio Castroneves / 2009
Scott Dixon / 2008
Sam Hornish, Jr. / 2007
Helio Castroneves / 2006
Tomas Scheckter / 2005
Helio Castroneves / 2004
Tony Kanaan / 2004
Gil de Ferran / 2003
Al Unser, Jr. / 2003
Sam Hornish, Jr. / 2002
Jeff Ward / 2002
Sam Hornish, Jr. / 2001
Scott Sharp / 2001
Scott Goodyear / 2000
Scott Sharp / 2000
Mark Dismore / 1999
Scott Goodyear / 1999
John Paul, Jr. / 1998
Billy Boat / 1998
Arie Luyendyk / 1997

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