Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

Takuma Sato, of Japan, drives during a practice session, Friday, June 2, 2017, for the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader on Belle Isle in Detroit this weekend. Larson has won three times in six races this season. His win Saturday marked his fifth career victory and fourth in two-plus years for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

With his win at the first race of the Dual in Detroit doubleheader, Graham Rahal becomes the seventh different victor in as many IndyCar races this season.

Graham Rahal is the seventh different victor in seven different events after he captured top honors in race one of the Dual in Detroit. "We were pretty in control". "And then we got that yellow at the right time right after out stop".

"So definitely pleased with that because we changed one thing this weekend".

"For me, I think it's the greatest racing on four wheels on the planet", Hinchcliffe said.

"And this vehicle was great all weekend and a big shout out to Honda". It is Rahal's first triumph on a temporary street course since his maiden IndyCar Series victory at St Petersburg in 2008, when he became the youngest victor in IndyCar annals at 19 years, 3 months, 2 days.

The second caution flag came out on lap 26 when Conor Daly had a mechanical issue and Charlie Kimball spun going into turn 6.

Rahal's last IndyCar series win came at the Firestone 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway past year, beating out Hinchcliffe by just.008 seconds to pull out the win.

More news: LeBron James Speaks About Racial Vandalism

Points leader Scott Dixon starts from the outside of Row 4 in the No. 9 Camping World Honda. "Physically for me it was tougher than normal. I just didn't want to mess up". The vehicle was fast. So we've got to come out blazing. "But it's great for points". Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez finished 19th in his first IndyCar race. James Hinchcliffe recovered from a first-lap spin to take third in his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda ahead of Josef Newgarden's Chevy and Alexander Rossi's Andretti Autosport Honda.

"Tires are the name of the game here", Hinchcliffe said. "I've seen those cars up close, and there's a lot to be nervous about".

Graham Rahal has won the first of two Detroit Grand Prix races, easily holding off New Zealander Scott Dixon while Australian IndyCar driver Will Power finished 18th.

Qualifying for Race 2 at Belle Isle started at 10:45am today.

Indianapolis 500 victor Takuma Sato was eighth with his Honda-powered auto for Andretti Autosport.

Sunday's IndyCar schedule will follow a similar path here at the Belle Isle circuit.

"My vehicle was like a rocket out there", Sato told Brad Galli on pit lane shortly after qualifying. I was almost hit the wall twice, but I was happy, I was confident. "To set the track record in this challenging track, it means a lot to me, and I'm very, very happy".

Related Articles

  • Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal

    Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal

    When the president was overseas last week, several European leaders urged Trump to keep the U.S.in the agreement. The officials cautioned the plans could change until Trump makes his decision public.
    Chris Cornell had drugs in his system, didn't cause death

    Chris Cornell had drugs in his system, didn't cause death

    Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. The injuries sustained "were all consistent with hanging, partially suspended by the resistance exercise band".
    The Windows 10 update killed users ' devices

    The Windows 10 update killed users ' devices

    This comes at the expense of stability, though to what extent depends on whether you're subscribed to the Fast ring or Slow ring. There were even some reports that it landed on production devices that were not even enrolled in the Windows Insider Program.
  • 4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

    For now, it seems point scoring is more important than a show of unity among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The two countries are prodding Qatar to end its support for Islamist movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
    Trump offers UK 'full support' after London attacks

    Trump offers UK 'full support' after London attacks

    A security officer near London Bridge also told the network she saw people bloodied, running and screaming from the scene. The BBC and Reuters report that police are seeking three male suspects.
    The Sneakers You'll See Throughout the 2017 NBA Finals

    The Sneakers You'll See Throughout the 2017 NBA Finals

    The Cavaliers also turned the ball over four more times , giving them 16 to that point of the game. Making matters worse was a lack of scoring help from any of their role players.
  • Warriors' Steve Kerr back on sideline, will coach Game 2

    Warriors' Steve Kerr back on sideline, will coach Game 2

    Curry unleashed a series of dribbling moves, but he could not shake Love and passed to Draymond Green , who passed back to Curry. Guard Stephen Curry had a triple-double of his own but also committed eight of the Warriors' 20 turnovers.
    Phil Mickelson will miss 2017 U.S. Open for daughter's graduation

    Phil Mickelson will miss 2017 U.S. Open for daughter's graduation

    Open runner-up in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013, Mickelson has featured in every edition of the championship since 1993. Mickelson informed his sponsors and Executive Director of the United States Golf Association Mike Davis of his decision.

    Ariana Grande gave 'seriously injured' fan hugs and gifts during hospital visit

    Mr Harrison said: "Lily went unconscious when we got her into the auto park and she was nearly like jelly". She has a big smile anyway but it got even bigger, Ariana gave her a hug and a kiss, she was in awe.
  • Predators upset Ducks for first Stanley Cup final berth

    Predators upset Ducks for first Stanley Cup final berth

    Ottawa has relied on a bit of both during its deepest playoff run in a decade and Anderson helped force Game 7 on Thursday night. In the final four games of the Western Conference Final, the Predators outscored the Ducks 10-0 in the third period.
    Grades to be declared shortly on cbse.nic.in, cbseresults

    Grades to be declared shortly on cbse.nic.in, cbseresults

    The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) will declare the results of Class X exam today and the same will be put online. Trivandrum region has the highest pass percentage at 99.85, followed by Madras at 99.62 and Allahabad at 98.23 percent.
    Immediate special session? House leaders think it's unlikely

    Immediate special session? House leaders think it's unlikely

    This is just in case they run out of time before the state's budget and a house construction financing bill is agreed upon. It was a big day at the state capitol in Baton Rouge today as legislators near the end of this year's legislative session.