Race Report: 2020 GMR Grand Prix

2020 GMR Grand Prix logo

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 4, 2020

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Sessions

Results

Race

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Scott Dixon978001:41:59.323226Running51114.7893
2Graham Rahal1548001:42:19.270118Running41114.4162
3Simon Pagenaud22208001:42:19.8874-Running35114.4053
4Colton Herta8838001:42:24.4114-Running32114.3203
5Rinus VeeKay21188001:42:24.9593-Running30114.3103
6Marcus Ericsson8148001:42:25.03651Running29114.3093
7Josef Newgarden168001:42:31.22054Running27114.1943
8Pato O'Ward5138001:42:33.1595-Running24114.1583
9Santino Ferrucci18158001:42:42.3701-Running22113.9872
10Takuma Sato30178001:42:44.2145-Running20113.9534
11James Hinchcliffe29198001:42:45.4906-Running19113.9303
12Conor Daly2088001:42:49.3006-Running18113.8592
13Ryan Hunter-Reay28128001:42:49.8124-Running17113.8503
14Zach Veach26228001:42:51.54041Running17113.8184
15Felix Rosenqvist1098001:42:56.0116-Running15113.7363
16Max Chilton59108001:42:59.5549-Running14113.6703
17Jack Harvey6028001:43:03.16891Running14113.6043
18Charlie Kimball4248001:43:04.8424-Running12113.5733
19Alex Palou55218001:43:05.8014-Running11113.5563
20Will Power1218001:43:10.936128Running14113.4613
21Dalton Kellett14267901:42:08.3660-Running9113.1873
22Marco Andretti98257901:43:01.2152-Running8112.2193
23Sage Karam24237901:43:01.2981-Running7112.2183
24Spencer Pigot45167401:37:21.69661Mechanical7111.2262
25Alexander Rossi27114101:21:29.6706-Mechanical573.6242
26Oliver Askew753400:42:09.9799-Contact5117.9981
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Scott Dixon led 26 laps — two shy of Will Power's race-high 28 laps — and cruised to his 48th career victory and second win of the 2020 season. The feat also marked the 110th Indy car victory for cars owned by Chip Ganassi.
  • Dixon's sweep of the first two rounds placed him 29 points ahead of Simon Pagenaud with 12 races remaining.
  • Graham Rahal's second-place finish matched his best result on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Simon Pagenaud's podium finish was his second of the season and his fourth on the IMS road course.
  • A single caution period slowed the race when Oliver Askew spun in Turn 14 on Lap 35, making rear contact with the SAFER Barrier. The race returned to green-flag running on Lap 40.

Warm-Up

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott Dixon901:11.077112123.53316--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden101:11.21786123.289190.14070.1407
3Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:11.23809123.254150.16090.0202
4Graham Rahal1501:11.435212122.914160.35810.1972
5Felix Rosenqvist1001:11.43807122.909150.36090.0028
6Sage Karam2401:11.449916122.889200.37280.0119
7Alexander Rossi2701:11.48554122.828120.40840.0356
8Jack Harvey6001:11.578412122.668130.50130.0929
9Colton Herta8801:11.58845122.651180.51130.0100
10Takuma Sato3001:11.714514122.435170.63740.1261
11Spencer Pigot4501:11.71877122.428130.64160.0042
12Max Chilton5901:11.72115122.424190.64400.0024
13Pato O'Ward501:11.74908122.377190.67190.0279
14Marcus Ericsson801:11.84817122.208190.77100.0991
15Santino Ferrucci1801:11.860914122.186160.78380.0128
16Will Power1201:11.90019122.119190.82300.0392
17Zach Veach2601:11.99124121.965160.91410.0911
18Oliver Askew701:12.00279121.945180.92560.0115
19Alex Palou5501:12.01618121.923160.93900.0134
20Charlie Kimball401:12.06626121.838120.98910.0501
21Simon Pagenaud2201:12.103812121.774151.02670.0376
22Rinus VeeKay2101:12.20677121.601191.12960.1029
23James Hinchcliffe2901:12.350112121.36171.27300.1434
24Conor Daly2001:12.383615121.304191.30650.0335
25Dalton Kellett1401:13.031710120.227141.95460.6481
— Practice: Results | Back to the session list

Qualifying

Firestone Fast Six
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:10.1779125.11633--.------.----
2Jack Harvey6001:10.3653124.783130.18740.1874
3Colton Herta8801:10.5197124.51330.34180.1544
4Graham Rahal1501:10.5844124.396330.40650.0647
5Oliver Askew701:10.8404123.946220.66250.2560
6Josef Newgarden1No Time0000.00000.0000
— Firestone Fast Six: Results (PDF) | Combined Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Round 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Oliver Askew701:09.8780125.65356--.------.----
2Jack Harvey6001:10.0238125.392560.14580.1458
3Graham Rahal1501:10.0707125.308560.19270.0469
4Colton Herta8801:10.0985125.258560.22050.0278
5Will Power1201:10.1313125.199550.25330.0328
6Josef Newgarden101:10.1420125.18660.26400.0107
7Scott Dixon901:10.1990125.079560.32100.0570
8Conor Daly2001:10.2169125.047560.33890.0179
9Felix Rosenqvist1001:10.2310125.022560.35300.0141
10Max Chilton5901:10.3055124.889440.42750.0745
11Alexander Rossi2701:10.3426124.823550.46460.0371
12Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:10.5764124.41550.69840.2338
— Round 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 2 Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:10.2548124.97956--.------.----
2Colton Herta8801:10.4114124.701560.15660.1566
3Scott Dixon901:10.5000124.545550.24520.0886
4Jack Harvey6001:10.5157124.517560.26090.0157
5Graham Rahal1501:10.5647124.43560.30990.0490
6Alexander Rossi2701:10.5947124.378660.33990.0300
7Marcus Ericsson801:10.6287124.318560.37390.0340
8Spencer Pigot4501:10.6350124.307660.38020.0063
9Rinus VeeKay2101:10.7070124.18550.45220.0720
10Simon Pagenaud2201:10.7438124.115660.48900.0368
11Zach Veach2601:11.2762123.188661.02140.5324
12Charlie Kimball401:11.4026122.97661.14780.1264
13Dalton Kellett1401:11.5876122.653661.33280.1850
— Round 1 Group 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 1 Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Oliver Askew701:10.5306124.49156--.------.----
2Max Chilton5901:10.5465124.463560.01590.0159
3Felix Rosenqvist1001:10.5558124.446560.02520.0093
4Conor Daly2001:10.5658124.429560.03520.0100
5Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:10.5880124.389560.05740.0222
6Josef Newgarden101:10.6188124.335560.08820.0308
7Pato O'Ward501:10.7333124.134560.20270.1145
8Santino Ferrucci1801:10.7902124.034560.25960.0569
9Takuma Sato3001:10.8853123.868560.35470.0951
10James Hinchcliffe2901:11.1478123.411560.61720.2625
11Alex Palou5501:11.1815123.352660.65090.0337
12Sage Karam2401:11.7774122.328451.24680.5959
13Marco Andretti9801:12.0513121.863351.52070.2739
— Round 1 Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Practice

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:09.948727125.52630--.------.----
2Santino Ferrucci1801:10.124220125.212210.17550.1755
3Marcus Ericsson801:10.164824125.14280.21610.0406
4Pato O'Ward501:10.187425125.099290.23870.0226
5Scott Dixon901:10.205423125.067250.25670.0180
6Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:10.284621124.926250.33590.0792
7Simon Pagenaud2201:10.312924124.876270.36420.0283
8Felix Rosenqvist1001:10.361922124.789290.41320.0490
9Spencer Pigot4501:10.363322124.787230.41460.0014
10Oliver Askew701:10.364128124.785300.41540.0008
11Colton Herta8801:10.384716124.749170.43600.0206
12Josef Newgarden101:10.386223124.746260.43750.0015
13Jack Harvey6001:10.455020124.624240.50630.0688
14Marco Andretti9801:10.485924124.57300.53720.0309
15Alexander Rossi2701:10.520419124.509210.57170.0345
16Takuma Sato3001:10.538122124.477250.58940.0177
17Rinus VeeKay2101:10.605826124.358360.65710.0677
18Max Chilton5901:10.611425124.348260.66270.0056
19Graham Rahal1501:10.685429124.218310.73670.0740
20Conor Daly2001:10.693520124.204260.74480.0081
21Zach Veach2601:10.708923124.177270.76020.0154
22Alex Palou5501:10.886324123.866260.93760.1774
23Charlie Kimball401:10.979922123.703251.03120.0936
24James Hinchcliffe2901:11.227025123.273261.27830.2471
25Dalton Kellett1401:11.448442122.891421.49970.2214
26Sage Karam2401:11.616526122.603281.66780.1681
— Practice: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The session's first of two red flags involved contact between Ryan Hunter-Reay and Santino Ferrucci in Turn 7 that left the No. 28 Honda stopped just off track. Ferrucci was able to continue, but was subsequently assessed a five-minute penalty for avoidable contact.
  • The second red flag flew when Sage Karam stopped on course in Turn 12, earning a five-minute penalty for causing a red flag.
  • Will Power, fastest in the session, is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course track record holder.

Green Flag12:08 p.m. EDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines12:01 p.m.
Race BroadcastNoon on NBC
Qualifying4:30 p.m. Saturday on NBCSN
Practice Sessions11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
9–9:30 a.m. Saturday (warm-up)
Drivers Meeting10 a.m. Friday (teleconference)
Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Radio BroadcastINDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 211, XM 205 IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Video StreamingPractice and qualifying will be available via INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold.
* All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Starting LineupView Table
Qualifying GroupsView PDF
Entry ListView Table
Spotter Guide
2020 GMR Grand Prix spotter guide
View PDF
Tires Available per EntrySeven sets primary, four sets alternate (Note: An eighth set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie driver.)

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
112Will PowerChevroletAlternate
260Jack HarveyHondaAlternate
388Colton HertaHondaAlternate
415Graham RahalHondaAlternate
57Oliver Askew (R)ChevroletAlternate
61Josef NewgardenChevroletAlternate
79Scott DixonHondaPrimary
820Conor DalyChevroletAlternate
910Felix RosenqvistHondaPrimary
1059Max ChiltonChevroletAlternate
1127Alexander RossiHondaAlternate
1228Ryan Hunter-ReayHondaAlternate
135Pato O’WardChevroletPrimary
148Marcus EricssonHondaPrimary
1518Santino FerrucciHondaAlternate
1645Spencer PigotHondaAlternate
1730Takuma SatoHondaPrimary
1821Rinus VeeKay (R)ChevroletPrimary
1929James HinchcliffeHondaPrimary
2022Simon PagenaudChevroletPrimary
2155Alex Palou (R)HondaAlternate
2226Zach VeachHondaPrimary
2324Sage KaramChevroletAlternate
244Charlie KimballChevroletPrimary
2598Marco AndrettiHondaPrimary
2614Dalton Kellett (R)ChevroletPrimary
(R) Rookie
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
1Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAXPELTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Charlie KimballCamarillo, California, USATresibaAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5Pato O'WardMonterrey, MexicoArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
7Oliver Askew (R)Jupiter, Florida, USAArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SwedenHuski ChocolateChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenNTT DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Dalton Kellett (R)Stouffville, CanadaK-Line USAAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAFifth Third BankRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Santino FerrucciWoodbury, Connecticut, USAMOUSER MOLEXDale Coyne RacingHonda
20Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USAU.S. Air ForceEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKay (R)Hoofddorp, NetherlandsSonaxEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
22Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceMenardsTeam PenskeChevrolet
24Sage KaramNazareth, Pennsylvania, USAWix FiltersDreyer & Reinbold RacingChevrolet
26Zach VeachStockdale, Ohio, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USAAutoNation / NAPA Auto PartsAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USADHLAndretti AutosportHonda
29James HinchcliffeToronto, CanadaGenesysAndretti AutosportHonda
30Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanPanasonic / One CureRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
45Spencer PigotOrlando, Florida, USARLL with Citrone/Buhl AutosportRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
55Alex Palou (R)Barcelona, SpainTeam GohDale Coyne RacingHonda
59Max ChiltonReigate, EnglandGallagherCarlinChevrolet
60Jack HarveyLincoln, EnglandAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
88Colton HertaBelleair, Florida, USAAndretti Harding SteinbrennerAndretti AutosportHonda
98Marco AndrettiNazareth, Pennsylvania, USAU.S. Concrete / CurbAndretti AutosportHonda
(R) — Denotes NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year candidate
— Entry List: PDF

INDIANAPOLIS WEATHER

Track TypeRoad course
Length2.439 miles
Race Distance80 laps (195.12 miles)
Number of Turns14
DirectionClockwise
Track Map
2020 GMR Grand Prix track map
Photo: Sentoan / CC BY-SA
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@IMS , #INDYGP

Last Five Wins— 2019: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
— 2018: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2017: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2016: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
— 2015: Will Power, Team Penske
Last Five Poles— 2019: Felix Rosenqvist, Chip Ganassi Racing (1:08.2785)
— 2018: Will Power, Team Penske (1:09.8182)
— 2017: Will Power, Team Penske (1:07.7044)
— 2016: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske (1:08.6868)
— 2015: Will Power, Team Penske (1:09.4886)
Qualifying Lap Record1:07.7044 (Will Power of Team Penske on May 12, 2017)

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