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Indy Lights: Robert Megennis wins GP of Indianapolis race 1

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Robert Megennis couldn’t have picked a more iconic track to score his first Indy Lights victory.

Starting on the pole and leading 28 of 30 laps, Megennis took the checkered flag in Race #1 of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

“This is insane,” the Andretti Autosport driver told NBCSN following his victory. “I can’t believe we just won that. It’s out of control. This is super special. It’s [my] first Lights win, first win in a couple of years. I couldn’t be happier.”

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Andretti Autosport teammate Oliver Askew, the only other driver to lead a lap in the race, finished second. Askew briefly took the lead away from Megennis on lap 3 before being overtaken by Megennis in Turn 1 on Lap 5. Megennis would lead the rest of the race.

Rinus VeeKay finished third, with Ryan Norman and Zachary Claman completing the top five. All nine starters finished on the lead lap.

Indy Lights cars take to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway again on Saturday afternoon, with Race #2 beginning at 1:10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.

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INDYCAR: How to watch the Bommarito 500

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The NTT IndyCar Series is racing just outside of St. Louis this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway Gateway.

The last oval race of the season, tonight’s  Bommarito Auto Motive Group promises to bring plenty of high-speed, high-stakes racing action under the lights.

Series point leader Josef Newgarden will start tonight’s race from the pole position, with Sebastian Bourdais starting alongside him in row one.

By winning the pole, Newgarden gained an additional championship point, which extends his lead over Alexander Rossi to 36 points.

Rossi start’s tonight’s race from the 11th position after an uncharacteristically poor qualifying run for the No. 27 team, while Simon Pagenaud (third in the standings, 41 points behind) will start from the fourth position and Scott Dixon (fourth in the standings, 53 points behind) will start from eighth.

Here is today’s schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

Saturday 8/24, 4:20 p.m. ET, Indy Lights race, NBC Sports Gold 

Saturday 8/24, 8 p.m. ET, Bommarito Automotive Group 500, NBCSN and streaming live 

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