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What drivers said after IndyCar’s iRacing opener at Watkins Glen

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The NTT IndyCar Series hosted the inaugural American Red Cross Grand Prix at Virtual Watkins Glen International this weekend, the opener of the six-race iRacing IndyCar Challenge.

NBCSports.com normally publishes a ‘What Drivers Said’ with driver quotes from postrace interviews at real-life IndyCar and NASCAR races.

This post will round up how drivers reacted postrace on social media — some in “interview” videos with themselves.

Sage Karam – Winner:

Felix Rosenqvist – Finished 2nd:

Will Power – Finished 3rd:

Scott McLaughlin – Finished 4th:

Oliver Askew – Finished 5th:

Simon Pagenaud – Finished 6th

Josef Newgarden – Finished seventh:

Conor Daly – Finished 10th:

Dalton Kellett – Finished 11th:

Kyle Kaiser – Finished 12th:

Pato O’Ward – Finished 13th: 

Graham Rahal – Finished 14th:

Felipe Nasr – Finished 15th:

Jimmie Johnson – Finished 16th (with Cup crew chief Cliff Daniels paying rapt attention):

Marcus Ericsson – Finished 18th:

Zach Veach – Finished 19th:

Alex Palou – Finished 20th:

Sebastien Bourdais – Finished 23rd: 

James Hinchcliffe – Finished 25th (did not start):