Rinus VeeKay won race 2 of the Indy Lights double header at Road America in dominating fashion Sunday morning, leading all 20 laps en route to his third victory of the year after starting from the pole position.
The win is a redemption of sorts for the Juncos Racing driver, as VeeKay finished a disappointing seventh in race 1 Saturday after receiving a drive-through penalty for blocking on lap 1.
“This race I feel like I took everything out,” VeeKay told NBC Sports following his victory.
“I didn’t make any mistakes, and the team gave me a great car. It’s just amazing having these guys around me and making it possible for me to win.”
Indeed, VeeKay’s performance Sunday was flawless. VeeKay’s margin of victory over second-place finisher Ryan Norman (who won race 1 on saturday) was nearly 13 seconds.
Series points leader Oliver Askew would come home third in the race after starting from the fourth position.
Askew leaves Road America still atop of the series points standings, with 229 points. However, VeeKay now sits a mire three points behind thanks to his victory Sunday.
Indy Lights now heads north of the border with a double header on the streets of Toronto scheduled for Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Both races will air live on NBC Sports Gold.
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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.