IndyCar Portland: Newgarden overcomes qualifying crash to lead final practice

IndyCar Portland: Newgarden overcomes qualifying crash to lead final practice
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IndyCar Portland: Newgarden overcomes qualifying crash to lead final practice

The two-time series champion and reigning Indy 500 winner made a lighthearted comment about the condition of his car after a wreck. Callum Ilott, who qualified eighth, showed impressive performance with his Chevrolet-powered Juncos Hollinger Racing entry, finishing second in practice. Chip Ganassi Racing dominated the top five, with Alex Palou in third, followed by Marcus Ericsson and Scott Dixon. Rookie Agustin Canapino showcased his skill by putting his Juncos Hollinger Racing entry in sixth place. Rinus VeeKay continued his strong weekend with a seventh-place finish. Colton Herta, who qualified third, ended up in eighth place. Will Power and David Malukas were ninth and 10th, respectively. Felix Rosenqvist started strongly but dropped to 11th place. Helio Castroneves and Tom Blomqvist from Meyer Shank Racing finished 12th and 13th. Alexander Rossi from Arrow McLaren was 14th, while Marcus Armstrong from Chip Ganassi Racing came in 15th. Ericsson and Romain Grosjean both received drive-thru penalties for not following IndyCar’s instructions. The race will start on Sunday at 3pm ET. Despite a difficult qualifying session, Colton Herta showcased impressive performance for Andretti Racing.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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