Drama In Pocono; Rossi Finishes 18th

As the green flag fell at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, drama quickly followed. Rain had cancelled qualifying on Saturday and the field of 22 lined up on Championship points. This gave Alexander Rossi a front row starting position next to points leader Josef Newgarden.With a rough start, Rossi lost two positions before making it to Turn 1 and headed into the second turn three-wide between teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay and Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver, Takuma Sato. Sato moved left into Rossi and across the nose of Hunter-Reay. As the entangled cars shot down the track and back up to the wall, additional cars were collected, including James Hinchcliffe and Felix Rosenqvist. The dangerous move by Sato ended the race for Rosenqvist, who was transported to the hospital for evaluation …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Phoenix Grand Prix

Article by Jeff Demers, Heroes Media Group, April 8th, 2018

Josef Newgarden wins the Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway. He was followed by Robert Wickens (far left) and Alexander Rossi (far right). Photo by Jeff Demers for Heroes Media Group.

In the final race of the “old” ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix International Raceway), Josef Newgarden would take home the victory in the Phoenix Grand Prix!  Newgarden would take his strong qualification, and turn it into his first win of the season.  He initially qualified 7th, and remained in the top-10 for the majority of the race, including during his pit stops.

Josef Newgarden would lead 30 laps of the 250-lap Phoenix Grand Prix.  He would finish just seconds ahead …

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