IndyCar results and points standings after Harvest GP Race No. 2 Saturday

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Pole-sitter Will Power led all 75 laps Saturday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, where Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden narrowed the IndyCar championship race in the Harvest GP results.

Power’s victory was his fourth this season and the 39th of his career, tying the 39-year-old Australian with four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser for fifth on the all-time list of winners. Andretti Autosport drivers Colton Herta and Alexander Rossi rounded out the podium.

Newgarden finished fourth, chopping another eight points from Scott Dixon’s lead heading into the Oct. 25 season finale at St. Petersburg, Florida.

WHAT THEY SAID: Postrace posts and quotes from drivers

Pato O’Ward took fifth, followed by Jack Harvey, Graham Rahal, Dixon, Alex Palou and Simon Pagenaud.

After winning his 61st career pole position Saturday morning (six short of tying Mario Andretti’s record), Power became the winningest driver on the IMS road course with his fourth victory, which was the second wire-to-wire in his career (the first was in 2011 at Barber Motorsports Park).

Here are the IndyCar IMS results and points standings from Saturday in Race 2 of the Harvest GP:


RESULTS

Click here for the box score from Saturday’s Harvest GP Race 2 at IMS

Click here for the lap leader summary from the race


POINTS

After 13 of a scheduled 14 races, Dixon’s lead has shrunk to 32 points (502-470) over Newgarden (who trailed by 72 points entering the Harvest GP doubleheader race weekend at the IMS road course).

Dixon has lost 85 points from his lead since he had a 117-point margin after his most recent victory Aug. 29 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

Regardless of Newgaden’s finish, Dixon must finish eighth or better at St. Pete to clinch his sixth championship.

The rest of the top 10: Colton Herta 401, Will Power 388, Pato O’Ward 376, Graham Rahal 354, Takuma Sato 328, Simon Pagenaud 311, Alexander Rossi 305, Felix Rosenqvist 294.

Click here for the driver points chart from Saturday’s race at IMS.


NEXT: The NTT IndyCar Series will conclude the season Oct. 25 at St. Petersburg, Florida, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Final 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona results, stats

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona overall results were all streaks: two consecutive victories in the endurance classic for Meyer Shank Racing and three in a row for Acura.

And Helio Castroneves became the second driver to win three consecutive Rolex 24s and the first to win in three straight years (Peter Gregg won in 1973, ’75 and ’76; the race wasn’t held in ’74 because of a global oil crisis).

Starting from the pole position, Tom Blomqvist took the checkered flag in the No. 60 ARX-06 that led a race-high 365 of 783 laps with co-drivers Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Colin Braun.

RESULTS: Click here for the finishing order in the 61st Rolex 24 at Daytona l By class

Meyer Shank Racing now has two Rolex 24 victories and the 2022 championship since entering the premier prototype category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021.

“I think what’s so special about this team is we are a small team compared to some of our opponents, but the atmosphere, the way we work, enables people to get the best out of themselves, and I think that’s why we’re such high achievers,” Blomqvist said. “I think there’s no egos. It’s a very open book, and that just enables each and every one of us to reach our potential. I think that’s why we’ve achieved so much success in really a short time at this level of competition.”

It’s the 16th IMSA victory for MSR.

The 61st running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona marked the debut of the Grand Touring Prototype category that brought hybrid engine technology to IMSA’s top level.

In other categories:

LMP2: James Allen passed Ben Hanley on the final lap and delivered a victory in the No. 55 ORECA by 0.016 seconds. It’s the second IMSA victory for Proton Competition, which last won at Sebring in 2012. It was the first Rolex 24 victory for Allen and co-drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Fred Poordad and Francesco Pizzi.

GTD Pro: Cooper MacNeil won in the last start of his IMSA career as the No. 79 Mercedes-AMG GT3 scored the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for WeatherTech Racing and the team’s fourth career victory.

MacNeil, who co-drove with Maro Engel, Jules Gounon and Daniel Juncadella, earned his 12th career victory and first at the Rolex 24.

“Winning by last IMSA race is tremendous,” MacNeil said.

GTD: The No. 27 Heart of Racing Team delivered the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for Aston Martin, which has been competing in endurance races at Daytona International Speedway since 1964. Drivers Marco Sorensen, Roman De Angelis, Darren Turner and Ian James (also the team principal) earned the victory in the English brand’s 13th attempt.

It’s also the first Rolex 24 at Daytona win for Heart of Racing, which has seven IMSA wins.

LMP3: Anthony Mantella, Wayne Boyd, Nico Varrone and Thomas Merrill drove the No. 17 AWA Duqueine D08 to victory by 12 laps for the team’s first class win in IMSA.


STATS PACKAGE FOR ROLEX 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race (over the weekend)

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Lap chart

Leader sequence

Race analysis by lap

Stint analysis

Time cards

Pit stop time cards

Best sector times

Race distance and speed average

Flag analysis

Weather report

NEXT: The 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will resume with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 18 with coverage across NBC, USA and Peacock.