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In ambient temperatures of 87degF and clue performing of 127degF the chase got underway with Team Penske-Chevrolet’s polesitter Will Power headed beeline into the advance with Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi, Colton Herta and James Hinchcliffe falling in band at the back of.
Patricio O’Ward’s Arrow McLaren SP-Chevy ran 5th advanced of Jack Harvey’s Meyer Shank Racing-Honda. Abaft Sebastien Bourdais’ AJ Foyt Racing-Chevy in 7th ran Josef Newgarden in eighth, with his appellation combating Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing in eleventh, afar from the number 1 Penske by Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay and the extra Arrow McLaren SP of Oliver Askew.
Power had began the 100-lap chase on Firestone’s softer alternating tires, his real pursuers active the more difficult primaries. However, on Lap 5, Power suffered a accessory downshift affair at Turn 10 which saw him bounce superior and accustomed Rossi past. The coincidence of power with the aid of the improvement Penske accustomed Herta and Hinchcliffe through too bottomward the superior directly.
That larboard Rossi with a 2sec improve on Herta and Hinchcliffe, with Power 5sec aback and alive adamantine to avert from O’Ward.
VeeKay became the aboriginal of the front-runners to look his duke in agreement of active a 3-forestall method, switching from the reds to blacks on Lap 12. Bourdais emulated this circulate on Lap 14, and this solution appellation aspirants Newgarden into 7th and Dixon into ninth.
By Lap 20, Herta became lively on my own 0.8sec abaft Rossi, and 3.7 advanced of Hinchcliffe. Power, meanwhile, admitting ambience authorised claimed first-class laps, was now 12sec off the lead, despite the fact that he became befitting one extra advanced of O’Ward, the brace of them nursing their bendable tires. O’Ward had a 1.5sec allowance over Harvey. Newgarden ammunition loved via the aboriginal 22 laps, but become told by means of architect Tim Cindric to bolt as much as the Meyer Shank vehicle afore the aboriginal annular of pitstops. For Newgarden, who had started out on the primaries, this came at the cease of Lap 27, and he took on new alternates, at the same time as Dixon chock-full on Lap 28 to trade from adjourned blacks to starting blacks. Power were given off the reds and assimilate new primaries at the give up of Lap 30, and the two Arrow McLarens chock-full a lap later.
Newgarden have been aerial on his reds and had a side-by means of-side motion with Power afore nosing advanced and affairs away. Rossi, Herta and Hinchcliffe had switched to reds at their aboriginal stops, aback Power got on the marbles and addled the bank at Turn 3, angled his abeyance and went bottomward the get away alley at Turn 4 to park, chase over. Out came the aboriginal interest of the chase to get the #12 to a safer spot, and apple-pie the music.
The restart on Lap 41 might see Rossi arch Herta and Hinchcliffe on reds, the 3-preventing VeeKay in fourth on blacks and Newgarden fifth on reds. Four locations abaft became Dixon. Both Newgarden and Harvey muscled completed VeeKay to grab fourth and fifth, however introduced aback Santino Ferrucci’s Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan concluded up within the Turn 2 wall, heavily broken, afterwards hectic to run about the alfresco of Takuma Sato’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan system.
Under this extra attention flag, VeeKay fabricated his additional forestall and ECR assistant Conor Daly turned into anon awkward to the pits with angled proper-rear bend accepting addled the Turn three wall.
The lap forty six restart resulted in a 3rd yellow, as Penske’s debutant Scott McLaughlin energetic seventeenth accepted to head bottomward the central of Marco Andretti’s Andretti Autosport-Honda, couldn’t get far ample along and became nudged right into a circuit that bent up VeeKay, their motors disaster up spun and adjourned adenoids to nostril.
Rossi, Herta, Hinchcliffe, Newgarden, Harvey and Graham Rahal’s RLL-Honda ran top six on primaries, with O’Ward, Dixon, Askew, Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti), Sato and Simon Pagenaud (Penske) all on primaries.
The Lap 53 restart saw Rosenqvist – 2nd on clue because of accident a lap from a Ferrucci-brought about break – disturbing to get achieved Rossi but he couldn’t really accomplish it.
Behind them, O’Ward pressured up as did Dixon, who needed to live to tell the tale some bearded moments as he confronted advance from Harvey, who would anon be penalized spots for hip-checking Askew… who did the aforementioned affair on Hunter-Reay out of the ambit assimilate the advanced straight.
Marco Andretti, meanwhile, turned into authoritative plentiful boost on his reds and anesthetized Harvey and Askew in one sleek motion at Turn 4, and dived bottomward the central of Rahal abutting time with the aid of to booty seventh.
Well superior of this amusing became baton Rossi who by Lap 60 had a 1.9sec allowance on Herta, with Hinchcliffe 2.7sec brought back, advancing under accretion burden from Newgarden.
O’Ward changed into aloof approximately captivation off Dixon in 6th who had pulled out four.5sec at the Andretti vs Rahal action for seventh, which changed into 1.6sec up on the Hunter-Reay vs Askew conflict.
On Lap 63, Herta fabricated an absurdity below braking at Turn four, which accustomed Hinchcliffe and Newgarden into additional and 1/3. The arresting fine didn’t spoil there long, as he fabricated addition prevent on Lap sixty five for primary blacks. That affected the duke of the competition, Rossi and Dixon pitting on Lap sixty six, O’Ward on sixty seven. Andretti, Harvey and Bourdais alveolate abutting time by using, Hinchcliffe a lap afterwards that, Herta a lap afterwards that – and Colton thereby jumped James to get aback to a (net) 2nd.
That accustomed Rahal, Hunter-Reay, Askew and Marcus Ericsson into the pinnacle 4 however nonetheless defective their very last stop. Again the awl fell on their possibilities, as Rossi – who had aloof accustomed Rosenqvist to get his lap aback – misplaced it departure Turn 3 and smacked into the walls on either side.
So the new adjustment changed into Herta, Hinchcliffe, Alex Palou (off motion and on reds), Newgarden, O’Ward, Dixon, Andretti, Harvey, Sato, and Pagenaud.
However, a huge move via Sato bottomward the principal of Harvey at Turn 4, noticed him blow the proper-hand-rear of Andretti, abbreviating his annoy and spinning him out at Turn 5.
As the hen flew, Hinchcliffe spun at the hairpin, restarted and pulled out suitable into the aisle of Harvey which quantity him his advanced addition and he couldn’t get over to cull into the pitlane front, so needed to bending about under chicken for addition lap.
Simultaneously rain started falling…
The Lap eighty restart saw Palou on ablaze tanks and pink tires outdrag baton Herta bottomward the beeline into Turn 1, but the brace of them again absent power worrying to jockey for function as the clue switches went from the proper hander to the left-hand Turn 2, and Newgarden anesthetized the brace of them approximately the alfresco in a blithely adept maneuver.
Palou once more absent pressure on beat rubber, and fell abaft Herta, Dixon and O’Ward, but clung assimilate fifth. However, at Turn 10, Sato fabricated acquaintance with Askew, sending the bounded lad within the #7 Arrow McLaren SP into the tires on the outdoor. Addition yellow.
Then Oriol Servia within the Pace Car ran out of fuel, abrogation Newgarden finer because the Pace Car.
The restart with sixteen laps to head saw O’Ward dive up the primary of Dixon at Turn 1, and up the valuable of Herta at Turn 4 and anon bankrupt in on Newgarden.
Herta once more slid off at Turn four and changed into capable of resume however in thirteenth, adorning Dixon aback to the belvedere aloof superior of Bourdais, Palou (who still hadn’t stopped!), Hunter-Reay, Pagenaud, Rosenqvist, Charlie Kimball and Ericsson.
With 10 laps to go, Newgarden counterbalanced his boost at aloof over one 2nd, and with eight laps to move it changed into out to 2 seconds, and he became still atmosphere claimed bests, addition the advance out to 4.3 strange with bristles laps to move. In reality, O’Ward changed into now accepting to observe his mirrors for Dixon and Bourdais.
Palou veritably alveolate and resumed in thirteenth, adorning Hunter-Reay into 5th superior of Pagenaud and Ericsson. Meanwhile Rosenqvist had to accomplish his 5th stop of the day and fell alfresco the Top 15.
Newgarden denticulate his fourth win of the season, bridge the band 4sec superior of O’Ward, whose runner-up accomplishment intended he wrested fourth within the credibility chase from Power.
Behind the brand new (and ordinary!) fine Dixon, Bourdais claimed a plentiful fourth for AJ Foyt Racing, with Hunter-Reay significantly catastrophe up as top Andretti Autosport agent admitting beginning nineteenth.
Dixon’s sixth championship company he is now alone one appellation abbreviate of AJ Foyt’s record.