Ganassi and Dixon win Indy 500 Pit Cease Problem – EAST AUTO NEWS

Ganassi and Dixon win Indy 500 Pit Cease Problem

Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 9 group and Scott Dixon took down Group Penske and Will Energy within the ultimate of the Pit Cease Problem, forward of Sunday’s 107th operating of the Indianapolis 500.

Spherical 1 noticed the No. 9 CGR crew and Dixon set the quickest time, eclipsing Callum Ilott and Juncos Hollinger Racing by 2.4s. CGR’s 12.066s was nearly half a second up on the earlier greatest, set by Energy and the No. 12 Penske crew.

Poor Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, operating the No. 24 now piloted by Graham Rahal, produced a pit cease time whereas dropping to Energy that may have eclipsed all however Dixon in Spherical 1. Then in Spherical 2, Energy rubbed it in by defeating the opposite DRR automobile of Ryan Hunter-Reay, which had already crushed Arrow McLaren and Pato O’Ward.

Rinus VeeKay and Ed Carpenter Racing took down Kyle Kirkwood and Andretti Autosport, however was then defeated in Spherical 2 by Jack Harvey of Rahal Letterman Lanigan, when he slid by way of the bogus pitbox. Harvey had already had his dramas in Spherical 1, when he struck the wheelnut from Simon Pagenaud’s Meyer Shank Racing automobile because it departed the No. 60 automobile.

Scott McLaughlin and the No. 3 Penske crew was one other Spherical 1 winner by default, when Colton Herta beat him out of the pitbox however his Andretti Autosport automobile grazed his just lately eliminated rear tire and he was penalized. However McLaughlin didn’t survive Spherical 2, regardless of setting a 12.008s, as Felix Rosenqvist’s Arrow McLaren crew, after defeating Alex Palou, delivered the primary sub-12s cease, an 11.933s.

Dixon’s crewmembers excelled themselves in Spherical 2, their 11.582s simply defeating RLL/Lundgaard’s 13.924s.

RLL had one other automobile within the battle, however Harvey’s fantastic 12.293s within the semi-final wasn’t sufficient to beat Energy’s 11.336s. Rosenqvist was then defeated by Dixon (11.411s), organising a battle between Penske and Ganassi — maybe to be anticipated.

It was determined by better of three, with each automobiles getting to start out in every lane. Dixon received the primary encounter from the less-favored proper lane, 11.561s vs Energy’s 12.047s, however when Energy took over that lane, he and the Penske No. 12 crew delivered an 11.829s to Dixon’s 11.947s.

Dixon’s quicker time within the first encounter gave the group selection of lane for the decider, and so they went again to the left, inside lane. That wasn’t what determined it, nonetheless. Dixon’s crew had been flawless with a startling 11.012s, and Energy’s had been much less so, leading to a 12.552s.

It’s Dixon and the No. 9 CGR crew’s fourth win on this problem.


Ganassi and Dixon win Indy 500 Pit Cease Problem – EAST AUTO NEWS


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