NASCAR America’s Rick Allen and Jeff Burton discuss Hendrick Motorsports clicking on all cylinders as all four drivers, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne, finished in the top 10 in Sonoma.
Allen and Burton discuss Brendan Gaughan winning his first Nationwide Series race and the reaction of the other drivers to Gaughan’s success. It’s Gaughan’s first NASCAR win in 11 years in total, since 2003 in the Camping World Truck Series.
Josef Newgarden continued to be quickest around Road America, first this morning and again this afternoon in the second practice session for Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix.
Newgarden had a best lap in the second session of 1:42.6279, followed by rookie Robert Wickens (1:42.9025), Sebastien Bourdais (1:43.0020), Will Power (1:43.0545) and teammate Simon Pagenaud (1:43.1599).
Sixth through 10th were Graham Rahal (1:43.1995), Scott Dixon (1:43.4212), Ryan Hunter-Reay (1:43.4755), Takuma Sato (1:43.5410) and Marco Andretti (1:43.6221).
One significant incident of note occurred during the session when Alfonso Celis Jr., making his IndyCar debut this weekend, lost control coming out of a turn and slammed into the tire wall, causing damage to his suspension.
The third and final practice session of the weekend will be Saturday at Noon E.T., followed by qualifying later in the afternoon.
The race will take the green flag on Sunday shortly after 1 p.m. ET. It will be televised live on NBCSN.