Quick Thoughts on a Long Day

David Malukas is the star of this race. He got into position with some great pit calls and his charge to second after the restart was the stuff normally reserved for veterans.

David Malukas

Josef Newgarden has four wins at Gateway and five wins for the season. He still trails Will Power in the points standings by three points.

What a great start by Felix Rosenqvist. He passed 13 cars in the first two laps after starting last.

What started as a processional race turned into an intriguing strategy game as teams tried to play for the rain. The red flag and restart cancelled all the alternate pit stops.

It was nice to see Indycars racing at night. Let’s hope for a full race under the lights next year.

Malukas is back in the Rookie of the Year chase. He made up more than 20 points today and is only 11 behind Christian Lundgaard.

The rookie class got off to a slow start this season, but they have come on strong as the year winds down. Lundgaard and Malukas each have a second place finish.

The top five in points are separated by 43 points with two races to go.

I will have a more detailed wrap up tomorrow evening. Thanks for following along this weekend