Supercross: Dungey, Musquin make it three in a row with Indianapolis wins

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The Red Bull KTM team continued their recent domination of Monster Energy Supercross on Saturday night, with Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin both winning their respective classes at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It’s the third week in a row the duo has successfully completed the sweep.

In the 450 Class main event, Dungey grabbed the lead on the opening lap and held on for a wire-to-wire victory. With his fifth win of the season, Dungey extended his points lead to 45 and has all the momentum right now.

A second-place finish from Cole Seely vaulted the 450SX rookie from seventh to fourth in the point standings. His American Honda teammate, Trey Canard, finished behind him in third but still faces a tough challenge to try to catch Dungey for the championship lead over the final six rounds.

It was a similar story in the 250 Class, as Marvin Musquin led all 15 laps of the main event to lock up his fourth win in five races. The Frenchman did it in dominant fashion, finishing 22 seconds ahead of the rest of the field by the time the checkered flag came out.

With another second-place result, Justin Bogle kept himself in title contention but will need to make up a 16-point deficit during the final three rounds of the 250SX East Region series. Although they didn’t get the win, it was a strong night for GEICO Honda overall, as Bogle’s rookie teammates – RJ Hampshire and Jordon Smith – finished third and fourth, respectively.

The big shocker in the 250 Class was Jeremy Martin failing to qualify for the main event. Last summer’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250MX champion was forced to go through the LCQ to qualify, but a crash during the race resulted in him missing the cut and will likely cost him a shot at the title.

Monster Energy Supercross resumes next Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Indianapolis 450SX Results
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Cole Seely (-3.9 seconds)
3. Trey Canard
4. Weston Peick
5. Davi Millsaps

450SX Point Standings (after 11 of 17 races)
1. Ryan Dungey, 249
2. Trey Canard, 204
3. Eli Tomac, 169
4. Cole Seely, 160
5. Ken Roczen, 156

Indianapolis 250SX Results
1. Marvin Musquin
2. Justin Bogle (-22.3 seconds)
3. RJ Hampshire
4. Jordon Smith
5. Kyle Cunningham

250SX East Point Standings (after 5 of 8 races)
1. Marvin Musquin, 122
2. Justin Bogle, 106
3. Jeremy Martin, 85
4. RJ Hampshire, 74
5. Joey Savatgy, 73

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

INDYCAR AT IMS THIS WEEKEND: Harvest GP schedule, entry lists

IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.