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Graham Rahal wins the Detroit Double Header!

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s, Graham Rahal took the chequered flag for both rounds race of the Dual in Detroit double header at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan, beating Scott Dixon in race 1 and Joesef Newgarden in race 2.

Race 1 – Saturday

Rahal finished 1st 6.1474 seconds ahead of four time Champion, Scott Dixon, who raced despite a leg injury following his major crash in last week’s Indy 500. James Hinchcliffe managed 3rd despite a first lap spin.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden was the highest finishing Chevrolet powered driver of the race managing 4th place, followed by Andretti’s Alexander Rossi in 5th.

Championship leader finished 7th allowing 2nd placed Scott Dixon to take the Championship lead, while the pole sitter and this year’s Indy 500 winner, Takuma Sato finished 8th.

Standout rookie, Ed Jones finished 9th and Spencer Pigot rounds out the top 10.

Former Sauber and Haas F1 driver, Esteban Gutierrez, who has left Formula E to replace Sebastian Bourdais, finished 19th for Dale Coyne Racing.

Race 2 – Sunday

Rahal defeated Newgarden by 1.172 seconds, becoming the 2017’s seasons first two time winner.

Team mates, Newgarden and Will Power, took 2nd and 3rd for Team Penske, while Sato finished 4th for Andretti.

Reigning Champion, Simon Pagenaud finished 5th, with Scott Dixon taking 6th and maintaining his lead in the Championship.

Gutierrez managed 14th in the second round.

James Hinchcliffe caused a caution after and engine failure which became a red flag after Spencer Pigot’s turbo failed.

The results of the double header Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, mean that Scott Dixon takes the lead in the Championship, while Helio Castroneves drops to 2nd with Takuma Sato in 3rd. Reigning Champion, Simon Pagenaud, sits in 4th.

Rainguard Water Sealers 600 will take place on Sunday, June 10th 2017 at the Motor Speedway near Fort Worth, Texas.

 

For full Championship standings see http://www.indycar.com/Drivers

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Diarmuid Hourihane

Diarmuid is a 25 year old qualified Business teacher from Co. Cork, Ireland. Covers IndyCar qualifying and race days for the L&T website. He also has been an F1 fan since childhood.

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