Team Penske rediscovered its mojo Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, claiming three of the top four spots in the results and making some gains in the NTT IndyCar points standings.
After winning Friday’s race at Iowa, Pagenaud delivered a fourth place for Penske’s best race of a season plagued by misfortune, mistakes and some bad luck.
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But the team will need to keep the momentum rolling to catch points leader Scott Dixon, whose fifth Saturday gives him five top fives in six races and a 49-point lead over Pagenaud with seven races remaining.
Here are the IndyCar Iowa Speedway results and points standings:
After six of a scheduled 13 races, Dixon has a 49-point lead on Pagenaud (244-195). Here’s the rest of the top 10: Newgarden 191, O’Ward 162, Power 142, Rahal 142, Herta 140, Ericsson 137, Rosenqvist 120, Rossi 118.
Click here for the driver points chart from Saturday’s 250-lap race at Iowa Speedway.
In the rookie of year standings, Oliver Askew moved into a one-point lead over Alex Palou (115-114) with Rinus VeeKay (95) in third.
Here’s what the standings are through six races for: