Race Day- Firsts on the Line

Photo: Pato O’Ward on his way to the pole. Photo by Kyle McInnes

Today’s NTT Series Indycar Race at the IMS road course, the Big machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix, could set many firsts. Pato O’Ward looks to be 2021’s first three time winner. To do that he will have to win from the pole for the first time in his career. Will Power seeks his first win of the season from the outside of the first row.

This track generally produces the winner from the first two rows, although I am not giving Chrisyian Lungaard much of a chance in his first Indycar start. Romain Grosjean won the pole and finished second in May could also get his first career win today.

From Last night:

O’Ward Nip Power in Tight, Frantic Qualifying


Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon start 20th and 26th, respectively. They will need some luck and some alternate strategy to get to the front.

Today’s Schedule- Eastern Time:

8:45-9:15 Warmup on Peacock

1:00 Green Flag on NBCSN

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