Thursday, November 15, 2018

Race Report: 2018 KOHLER Grand Prix

KOHLER Grand Prix
Road America
June 24, 2018

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Post-Race

Box ScoreView PDF
Event SummaryView PDF
Lap ChartView PDF
Leader Lap SummaryView PDF
Pit Stop SummaryView PDF
Top Section TimesView PDF
Section ResultsView PDF

Session Results

Race

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Josef Newgarden115501:40:16.416553Running54132.1013
2Ryan Hunter-Reay2835501:40:19.7924-Running40132.0263
3Scott Dixon985501:40:21.90672Running36131.9803
4Takuma Sato3075501:40:31.2937-Running32131.783
5Robert Wickens655501:40:40.3158-Running30131.5783
6Graham Rahal1595501:40:48.9678-Running28131.3903
7Simon Pagenaud22145501:40:58.6033-Running26131.1813
8Spencer Pigot21105501:40:58.9501-Running24131.1733
9Ed Jones10125501:41:02.6283-Running22131.0943
10James Hinchcliffe5165501:41:03.9524-Running20131.0653
11Marco Andretti98155501:41:04.5633-Running19131.0523
12Jordan King20135501:41:09.8407-Running18130.9383
13Sebastien Bourdais1865501:41:16.7414-Running17130.7893
14Tony Kanaan14185501:41:21.6748-Running16130.6834
15Matheus Leist4205501:41:26.1846-Running15130.5863
16Alexander Rossi2745501:41:39.8880-Running14130.2933
17Max Chilton59225501:41:40.7874-Running13130.2743
18Charlie Kimball23195501:41:59.5722-Running12129.8744
19Gabby Chaves88235401:40:45.0788-Running11129.0845
20Alfonso Celis Jr32215401:41:08.5430-Running10128.5853
21Zachary Claman De Melo19175401:41:21.7741-Running9128.3054
22Zach Veach26115401:41:44.4988-Running8127.8275
23Will Power122200:31:06.1942-Mechanical715.4861
— Race: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Qualifying

Firestone Fast 6

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden101:43.2026140.02022--.------.----
2Will Power1201:43.2508139.954220.04820.0482
3Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:43.3811139.778220.17850.1303
4Alexander Rossi2701:43.4361139.704120.23350.0550
5Robert Wickens601:43.7121139.332220.50950.2760
6Sebastien Bourdais1801:43.7332139.304330.53060.0211
— Firestone Fast 6: Recap | Results (PDF) | Combined Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Round 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Alexander Rossi2701:42.7998140.56855--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden101:42.9296140.391550.12980.1298
3Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:42.9860140.314550.18620.0564
4Sebastien Bourdais1801:43.0505140.226550.25070.0645
5Robert Wickens601:43.0737140.195550.27390.0232
6Will Power1201:43.0745140.194550.27470.0008
7Takuma Sato3001:43.1108140.144550.31100.0363
8Scott Dixon901:43.1769140.055660.37710.0661
9Graham Rahal1501:43.1874140.040550.38760.0105
10Spencer Pigot2101:43.1995140.024550.39970.0121
11Zach Veach2601:43.2265139.987550.42670.0270
12Ed Jones1001:43.3544139.814660.55460.1279
— Round 2: Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Round 1
Group 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Robert Wickens601:42.9097140.41866--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden101:43.0010140.294450.09130.0913
3Scott Dixon901:43.0993140.160660.18960.0983
4Graham Rahal1501:43.2588139.944550.34910.1595
5Takuma Sato3001:43.3077139.877550.39800.0489
6Spencer Pigot2101:43.4150139.732450.50530.1073
7Simon Pagenaud2201:43.4153139.732550.50560.0003
8James Hinchcliffe501:43.8591139.135560.94940.4438
9Tony Kanaan1401:44.1165138.791461.20680.2574
10Matheus Leist401:44.3438138.488661.43410.2273
11Max Chilton5901:44.3442138.488551.43450.0004
12Gabby Chaves8801:44.6258138.115451.71610.2816
— Round 1 Group 2: Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Group 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Alexander Rossi2701:43.0740140.1956--.------.----
2Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:43.0943140.167550.02030.0203
3Will Power1201:43.4455139.691550.37150.3512
4Zach Veach2601:43.4578139.674450.38380.0123
5Ed Jones1001:43.6753139.381560.60130.2175
6Sebastien Bourdais1801:43.6921139.359550.61810.0168
7Jordan King2001:43.7356139.300550.66160.0435
8Marco Andretti9801:43.9843138.967560.91030.2487
9Zachary Claman De Melo1901:44.0189138.921550.94490.0346
10Charlie Kimball2301:45.1161137.471662.04211.0972
11Alfonso Celis Jr3201:45.5584136.895252.48440.4423
— Round 1 Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 3

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Robert Wickens601:42.99156140.30713--.------.----
2Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:43.17257140.061140.18100.1810
3Simon Pagenaud2201:43.179312140.051120.18780.0068
4Alexander Rossi2701:43.18323140.046120.19170.0039
5Graham Rahal1501:43.196614140.028140.20510.0134
6Will Power1201:43.452615139.681150.46110.2560
7Scott Dixon901:43.54799139.55160.5560.0953
8Zach Veach2601:43.584312139.504130.59280.0364
9James Hinchcliffe501:43.59747139.486140.60590.0131
10Sebastien Bourdais1801:43.601310139.481140.60980.0039
11Takuma Sato3001:43.92794139.043160.93640.3266
12Ed Jones1001:43.931610139.038180.94010.0037
13Josef Newgarden101:43.98063138.972150.98910.0490
14Marco Andretti9801:44.12167138.784131.13010.1410
15Spencer Pigot2101:44.301511138.545151.31000.1799
16Jordan King2001:44.30705138.54131.31550.0055
17Tony Kanaan1401:44.33996138.494141.34840.0329
18Zachary Claman De Melo1901:44.39636138.419121.40480.0564
19Matheus Leist401:44.50198138.279181.51040.1056
20Charlie Kimball2301:45.11549137.472142.12390.6135
21Max Chilton5901:45.30015137.231122.30860.1847
22Alfonso Celis Jr3201:45.360813137.152132.36930.0607
23Gabby Chaves8801:45.476414137.001142.48490.116
— Practice 3: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden101:42.62799140.80426--.------.----
2Robert Wickens601:42.90258140.428210.27460.2746
3Sebastien Bourdais1801:43.002012140.292200.37410.0995
4Will Power1201:43.05459140.221230.42660.0525
5Simon Pagenaud2201:43.159912140.078230.53200.1054
6Graham Rahal1501:43.199512140.024210.570.0396
7Scott Dixon901:43.421215139.724230.79330.2217
8Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:43.475510139.650190.84760.0543
9Takuma Sato3001:43.541012139.562190.91310.0655
10Marco Andretti9801:43.622111139.453180.99420.0811
11Tony Kanaan1401:43.655911139.407201.02800.0338
12Alexander Rossi2701:43.666611139.393191.03870.0107
13James Hinchcliffe501:43.689910139.362181.06200.0233
14Zach Veach2601:43.90889139.068181.28090.2189
15Zachary Claman De Melo1901:43.920410139.05201.29250.0116
16Jordan King2001:43.947514139.016221.3200.0271
17Spencer Pigot2101:44.147814138.749191.5200.200
18Ed Jones1001:44.186918138.697221.55900.0391
19Matheus Leist401:44.208311138.668241.58040.0214
20Max Chilton5901:44.422418138.4221.79450.2141
21Gabby Chaves8801:44.462815138.331241.83490.0404
22Charlie Kimball2301:45.136311137.44222.50840.6735
23Alfonso Celis Jr3201:46.15923136.12033.53131.0229
— Practice 2: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden101:43.04775140.23013--.------.----
2Takuma Sato3001:43.47295139.654130.42520.4252
3Alexander Rossi2701:43.56035139.536110.51260.0874
4Robert Wickens601:43.577411139.513120.52970.0171
5Marco Andretti9801:43.88255139.103110.83480.3051
6Tony Kanaan1401:44.04295138.889110.99520.1604
7Spencer Pigot2101:44.10804138.802111.06030.0651
8Zach Veach2601:44.130610138.772121.08290.0226
9Scott Dixon901:44.16436138.727111.11660.0337
10Matheus Leist401:44.29634138.551151.24860.1320
11Simon Pagenaud2201:44.31865138.522121.27090.0223
12Ed Jones1001:44.352011138.477131.30430.0334
13Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:44.44014138.361111.39240.0881
14Will Power1201:44.45816138.337141.41040.0180
15Max Chilton5901:44.59635138.154131.54860.1382
16Sebastien Bourdais1801:44.67704138.048121.62930.0807
17James Hinchcliffe501:44.69994138.017121.65220.0229
18Jordan King2001:44.748415137.953151.70070.0485
19Graham Rahal1501:44.86553137.799121.81780.1171
20Charlie Kimball2301:44.90505137.747131.85730.0395
21Zachary Claman De Melo1901:44.912414137.738151.86470.0074
22Alfonso Celis Jr3201:44.91645137.733141.86870.0040
23Gabby Chaves8801:46.44856135.750123.40081.5321
— Practice 1: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Important Times

Green Flag12:12 p.m. CDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines12:05 p.m.
Race Broadcast12:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
Qualifying3 p.m. Saturday
Qualifying Broadcast6:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN (same-day delay)
Practice Sessions11–11:45 a.m. Friday
3:15–4:15 p.m. Friday
4:20–4:40 p.m. Friday (pit stop practice)
11–11:45 a.m. Saturday
Drivers Meeting9:30 a.m. Sunday
Full Weekend ScheduleView PDF
Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Radio BroadcastAdvance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 214, XM 209, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Video StreamingAll practice sessions for the KOHLER Grand Prix will stream live on the INDYCAR YouTube channel and INDYCAR Race Control.
* All times are in Central Daylight Time unless otherwise noted. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Entrant Facts

Starting LineupView Table
Qualification GroupsView PDF
Entry ListView Table
Spotter Guide
2018 KOHLER Grand Prix spotter guide
View PDF
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Push-to-Pass Parameters200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.
Tires Available per EntryEight sets primary, four sets alternate. Teams must use one set of primary and one new set of alternate tires for at least two laps in the race.

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
(R) Rookie
11Josef NewgardenChevroletAlternate
212Will PowerChevroletAlternate
328Ryan Hunter-ReayHondaAlternate
427Alexander RossiHondaAlternate
56Robert Wickens (R)HondaAlternate
618Sebastien BourdaisHondaAlternate
730Takuma SatoHondaAlternate
89Scott DixonHondaAlternate
915Graham RahalHondaAlternate
1021Spencer PIgotChevroletAlternate
1126Zach Veach (R)HondaAlternate
1210Ed JonesHondaAlternate
1320Jordan King (R)ChevroletAlternate
1422Simon PagenaudChevroletPrimary
1598Marco AndrettiHondaAlternate
165James HinchcliffeHondaPrimary
1719Zachary Claman De Melo (R)HondaAlternate
1814Tony KanaanChevroletAlternate
1923Charlie KimballChevroletAlternate
204Matheus Leist (R)ChevroletAlternate
2132Alfonso Celis Jr. (R)ChevroletAlternate
2259Max ChiltonChevroletPrimary
2388Gabby ChavesChevroletAlternate
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
(R) Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
1Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Matheus "Matt" Leist (R)Novo Hamburgo, BrazilABC SupplyAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5James HinchcliffeTornoto, CanadaArrow ElectronicsSchmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda
6Robert Wickens (R)Guelph, CanadaLucas OilSchmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Ed JonesDubai, United Arab EmiratesFirst DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Tony KanaanSalvador, BrazilABC SupplyAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAGEHLRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Sebastien BourdaisLe Mans, FranceSealmasterDale Coyne RacingHonda
19Zachary Claman De Melo (R)Montreal, CanadaPaysafeDale Coyne RacingHonda
20Jordan King (R)Warwick, EnglandFuzzy’s VodkaEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Spencer PigotOrlando, Florida, USADirect SupplyEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
22Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceMenardsTeam PenskeChevrolet
23Charlie KimballCamarillo, California, USATresibaCarlinChevrolet
26Zach Veach (R)Stockdale, Ohio, USARelay Group 1001Andretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USANAPA Auto PartsAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USADHLAndretti AutosportHonda
30Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanMi-Jack / PanasonicRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
32Alfonso Celis Jr. (R)Fugen, AustriaJuncos RacingJuncos RacingChevrolet
59Max ChiltonReigate, EnglandGallagherCarlinChevrolet
88Gabby ChavesBogota, ColombiaHarding GroupHarding RacingChevrolet
98Marco AndrettiNazereth, Pennsylvania, USAU.S. Concrete / CurbAndretti AutosportHonda
— Entry List: PDF

Weather Forecast

Track Facts

Track TypePermanent road course
Length4.014 miles
Race Distance55 laps (220.77 miles)
Turns14
DirectionClockwise
Track Map
2018 KOHLER Grand Prix track map
Photo: INDYCAR
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@RoadAmerica, #KOHLERGP

History

Past Driver PerformanceView PDF
Last Five Wins— 2017: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2016: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2007: Sebastien Bourdais, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
— 2006: AJ Allmendinger, Forsythe Racing
— 2004: Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports
Last Five Poles— 2017: Helio Castroneves, Team Penske (1:41.3007)
— 2016: Will Power, Team Penske (1:42.2105)
— 2007: Sebastien Bourdais, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (1:41.535)
— 2006: Dan Clarke, CTE Racing-HVM (1:55.123)
— 2004: Sebastien Bourdais, Newman/Haas Racing (1:43.046)
Qualifying Lap Record1:39.866, 145.924 mph (Dario Franchitti of Team Green on Aug. 19, 2000)

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