Sunday, April 23, 2017

Grand Prix of Alabama

You're going to hear this next line many, many, many times over the next 10 years.

Josef Newgarden wins.

In just his 3rd race with Team Penske, the Tennessee native took the checkered flag at the Grand Prix of Alabama.

Newgarden's teammate, Will Power, led 60 of the 90 race laps but had to pit with just a few laps remaining because of a punctured tire.

Race organizers released a 3-day attendance number of 82,745, slightly down from 83,765. The drop of just over 1,000 people is likely due to the sketchy weather that covered the region race morning. Despite the drop in attendance, the race saw a revenue increase of 10%.

After Barber, Sebastien Bourdais held onto his Championship lead, followed by Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden.

Race Results:
1- Josef Newgarden
2- Scott Dixon
3- Simon Pagenaud
4- Helio Castroneves
5- Alexander Rossi
6- James Hinchcliffe
7- Tony Kanaan
8- Sebastien Bourdais
9- Takuma Sato
10- Mikhail Aleshin
11- Ryan Hunter-Reay
12- Max Chilton
13- Graham Rahal
14- Will Power
15- Charlie Kimball
16- Ed Jones
17- Carlos Munoz
18- Conor Daly
19- Zach Veach
20- Spencer Pigot
21- Marco Andretti


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