Ganassi Leads the Way for Honda at Iowa Speedway
・Scott Dixon finishes fourth in his 300th consecutive NTT INDYCAR SERIES start
・First top-five result for Jimmie Johnson; Marcus Ericsson maintains Drivers’ Championship lead with sixth-place run
・David Malukas scores eighth-place finish, closes on rookie points lead
The Chip Ganassi Racing team led the way for Honda in the second race of the HyVee INDYCAR doubleheader race weekend at Iowa Speedway, with Scott Dixon, Jimmie Johnson and Marcus Ericsson finishing fourth, fifth and sixth respectively in Sunday’s 300-lap closing event.
Dixon was the biggest mover of the day, climbing from eighteenth on the grid to fourth at the line, and moving himself into third place in the championship fight. Teammate Ericsson maintains his drivers’ title lead with his sixth-place finish, eight points ahead of Will Power.
Including the Ganassi crew, Honda claimed six of the top ten positions: eighth for David Malukas for Dale Coyne Racing with HMD—the highest finishing rookie—ninth for Andretti Autosport’s Romain Grosjean and 10th for Malukas’ Dale Coyne Racing teammate, Takuma Sato, in his Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES continued a hectic run of five races over a four-week period this Saturday and Sunday at Iowa Speedway with a doubleheader race weekend, the only two-race weekend on the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule.
With a lap distance of just 0.89 miles, the banked Iowa Speedway oval is the shortest circuit on the 2020 schedule. Saturday’s HY-VEEDeals.com 250 was a 250-lap event; while today’s HY-VEE Salute To Farmers 300 will ran for 300 laps.
With the completion of this weekend’s pair of races at Iowa Speedway, the NTT INDYCAR Series continues its mid-season run of consecutive race weekends with a return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the July 30 Gallagher Grand Prix, part on the “Brickyard” weekend with NASCAR in Indianapolis.