Newgarden leads second practice at Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE – As he did on Saturday, Josef Newgarden led practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ ABC Supply Co. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers in the No. 67 Direct Supply CFH Racing Chevrolet.

Newgarden improved upon his Saturday speed of 169.626 mph and got into the 170 range, at 170.654 mph. Helio Castroneves also did in second.

Graham Rahal, Charlie Kimball and Takuma Sato completed the top five, with James Jakes ending sixth to make it four Hondas in the top six.

The first and only caution flag of the session flew for debris at 9:30 a.m., and there were no major incidents.

Qualifying is set to take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CT and local time. It will air on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra at 3 p.m. CT and 4 p.m. ET: the stream link is here: http://nbcsnstream.nbcsports.com.

Practice times are below; the qualifying order is below that:

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QUALIFYING ORDER

1 #18 Pippa Mann
2 #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
3 #4 Stefano Coletti (R)
4 #11 Sebastien Bourdais
5 #98 Gabby Chaves (R)
6 #1 Will Power
7 #22 Simon Pagenaud
8 #26 Carlos Munoz
9 #7 James Jakes
10 #25 Justin Wilson
11 #14 Takuma Sato
12 #83 Charlie Kimball
12b #10 Tony Kanaan
14 #3 Helio Castroneves
15 #67 Josef Newgarden
16 #19 Tristan Vautier
17 #2 Juan Pablo Montoya
18 #9 Scott Dixon
19 #41 Jack Hawksworth
20 #5 Ryan Briscoe
21 #20 Ed Carpenter
22 #15 Graham Rahal
23 #27 Marco Andretti
24 #8 Sage Karam (R)

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Red Bull driver Verstappen wins Formula One’s Brazilian GP

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended disastrously for both Ferrari drivers.

Verstappen controlled nearly all the race at Interlagos, which saw a dramatic late collision between Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc when they fought for the fourth position. Both failed to finish.

Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly got his first F1 podium after finishing second ahead of six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver was third but faces an investigation after an incident that caused Red Bull’s Alexander Albon to spin.

Hamilton, who won at Interlagos in 2018, said Verstappen was “just quicker than us on the straights” and “there was nothing more we could do.”

Dutch driver Verstappen said “Lewis was very quick so I had to keep pushing… we had two good moves with him, and from there onward I could control the race.”

McLaren’s Carlos Sainz was fourth, and could be promoted to third if Hamilton is punished.

The Brazilian GP on Sunday was the penultimate race of the season, with only Abu Dhabi left on Dec.1.

Hamilton had already secured the season title in the previous race in the United States. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who did not finish the race, had also secured the runner-up spot.