IndyCar results and points after Iowa Race 1


Iowa Speedway results, points after Race 1: Josef Newgarden scored his fourth IndyCar victory at Iowa Speedway, leading 208 of 250 laps.

The two-time IndyCar Series champion moved to second in the championship standings and closed the gap to 15 points behind Marcus Ericsson.

Pato O’Ward finished second, and Will Power was third. Points leader Marcus Ericsson was eighth.

Rinus VeeKay and Scott Dixon rounded out the top five.

Jimmie Johnson rebounded from a Lap 16 spin to lead 19 laps and finish 11th.

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings Saturday after the 250 at Iowa Speedway:


Click here for the official box score from the 250-lap race on the 0.894-mile oval in Newton, Iowa. Click here for the lap leader summary.

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Here is the finishing order in the 250 with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 250, Running
2. (4) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 250, Running
3. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 250, Running
4. (8) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 250, Running
5. (13) Scott Dixon, Honda, 250, Running
6. (14) Alex Palou, Honda, 249, Running
7. (10) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 249, Running
8. (12) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 249, Running
9. (16) Graham Rahal, Honda, 249, Running
10. (20) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 249, Running
11. (15) Jimmie Johnson, Honda, 249, Running
12. (22) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 249, Running
13. (19) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 249, Running
14. (6) David Malukas, Honda, 249, Running
15. (24) Kyle Kirkwood, Chevrolet, 249, Running
16. (25) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 249, Running
17. (18) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 249, Running
18. (7) Jack Harvey, Honda, 249, Running
19. (3) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 249, Running
20. (26) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 247, Running
21. (9) Takuma Sato, Honda, 245, Running
22. (5) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 244, Running
23. (21) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 244, Running
24. (17) Colton Herta, Honda, 242, Running
25. (23) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 160, Contact
26. (11) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 109, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 134.674 mph; Time of race: 1:39:34.4218; Margin of victory: 6.1784 seconds; Cautions: 4 for 33 laps; Lead changes: 4 among 3 drivers; Lap Leaders: Power 1-22; Newgarden 23-59; Power 60; Johnson 61-79; Newgarden 80-250.


Click here for the points tally in Saturday’s race.

Here are the points standings after 11 of 17 races this season for:


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Pit stop performance

Top 10 in points: Ericsson 375, Newgarden 360, Power 353, Palou 342, Dixon 337, O’Ward 316, McLaughlin 282, Herta 260, Rossi 253, Pagenaud 250, .

Rest of the standings: Rosenqvist 249, VeeKay 243, Rahal 232, Grosjean 223, Daly 209, Lundgaard 203, Castroneves 187, Malukas 179, Sato 163, Harvey 138, Ilott 131, Johnson 128, DeFrancesco 124, Kirkwood 121, Kellett 86, Tony Kanaan 78, Santino Ferrucci 71, Tatiana Calderon 58, Carpenter 54, JR Hildebrand 53, Juan Pablo Montoya 44, Simona De Silvestro 21, Marco Andretti 17, Sage Karam 14, Stefan Wilson 10.

NEXT: IndyCar will complete the weekend doubleheader Sunday at Iowa Speedway with a 3 p.m. ET start on NBC.

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IndyCar disappointed by delay of video game but aiming to launch at start of 2024

IndyCar video game 2024

An IndyCar executive said there is “absolutely” disappointment that its long-awaited video game recently was delayed beyond its target date, but the series remains optimistic about the new title.

“Well, I don’t know how quick it will be, but the whole situation is important to us,” Penske Entertainment president and CEO Mark Miles said during a news conference Monday morning to announce IndyCar’s NTT title sponsorship. “Motorsport Games has spent a lot of money, a lot of effort to create an IndyCar title. What we’ve seen of that effort, which is not completely obvious, is very reassuring.

“I think it’s going to be outstanding. That’s our shared objective, that when it is released, it’s just widely accepted. A great credit both to IndyCar racing, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, something that our fans love.”

In June 2021, IndyCar announced a new partnership with Motorsport Games to create and distribute an IndyCar video game for the PC and Xbox and PlayStation consoles in 2023.

But during an earnings call last week, Motorsport Games said the IndyCar game had been delayed to 2024 to ensure high quality.

Somewhat compounding the delay is that IndyCar’s license for iRacing expired after the end of the 2022 season because of its exclusive agreement with Motorsport Games.

That’s resulted in significant changes for IndyCar on iRacing, which had provided a high-profile way for the series to stay visible during its 2020 shutdown from the pandemic. (Players still can race an unbranded car but don’t race on current IndyCar tracks, nor can they stream).

That’s helped ratchet up the attention on having a video game outlet for IndyCar.

“I wish we had an IndyCar title 10 years ago,” said Miles, who has been working with the organization since 2013. “We’ve been close, but we’ve had these I think speed bumps.”

IndyCar is hopeful the Motorsports Game edition will be ready at the start of 2024. Miles hinted that beta versions could be unveiled to reporters ahead of the time “to begin to show the progress in a narrow way to make sure we’ve got it right, to test the progress so that we’re ready when they’re ready.”

It’s been nearly 18 years since the release of the most recent IndyCar video game for console or PC.

“(We) better get it right,” Miles said. “It’s something we’re very close to and continue to think about what it is to make sure we get it over the line in due course.”