After leading significant portions of IndyCar’s 2019 race at Pocono and celebrating on the podium, Will Power, Scott Dixon and Simon Pagenaud expressed their interest in returning to the venue.
Arrow McLaren Racing SP will field two full-time IndyCar entries in 2020 with Chevrolet power.
Oliver Jarvis put 0.223 seconds between he and Dane Cameron in qualifying at Watkins Glen but both drivers left speed on the track as the grid was set for the third endurance race of 2019.
Despite an abysmal pit stop and a disruptive lapped driver, Alexander Rossi still factored into the seventh-closest finish in Indy 500 history.
Simon Pagenaud matched Will Power’s 2018 feat by winning the INDYCAR Grand Prix, the Indy 500 pole and the 500-mile race itself in consecutive weekends.
DragonSpeed and Juncos Racing have the same goal as Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing at Indianapolis but success for smaller entrants could change the face of IndyCar.
Zak Brown made clear that a full-time foray into IndyCar for McLaren would be greenlighted or shelved again this summer.
While avoiding the unforgiving barriers that line the Long Beach street circuit, Alexander Rossi set the second-fastest lap of the race.
At more than 30 laps shorter than the street and road course races that precede it, the Long Beach race offers limited opportunities for strategy differentiation.