30 Second Read: Veekay leads the way at GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis

     






       The month of May has officially kicked off with the 8th running of the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis. For the first time since 2014, a driver racing for Ed Carpenter Racing has won on a road course as the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year, Rinus Veekay, who took his first checkered flag of his young career in series.


    The second biggest story of the day was  Romain Grosjean for Dale Conye with Rick Ware Racing, who took his first pole position of his IndyCar career. He lead a race high 44 of 85 laps. His day ended with an impressive 2nd place finish. Which is his first podium finish of his IndyCar career. It is also his first podium finish in any level of motor sport since 2013, when he finished second at the United States Grand Prix in Formula One.


Top 5:

1st. Rinus Veekay (Started 7th, First Carrer Win)

2nd. Romain Grosjean (Started 1st, First IndyCar Podium)

3rd. Alex Palou (Started 4th, 3rd Career Podium)

4th. Josef Newgarden (Started 2nd)

5th. Graham Rahal (Started 11th)


Notable Finishes:

7th. Alexander Rossi

13th. Colton Herta

15th. Pato O'Ward

18th. James Hinchcliff

21st. Juan Pablo Montoya

22nd. Charlie Kimball

23rd. Jimmie Johnson

24th Connor Daly.


The next race for The NTT IndyCar Series is the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30th. Stay tuned as we give you all the news from the Brickyard on RacingRefresh.com

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