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Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Rahal takes Detroit IndyCar race, Scott second

Rahal takes Detroit IndyCar race, Scott second

Americans Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi rounded out the top-five at fourth and fifth respectively. Helio Castroneves, who finished seventh in the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, is second with 273 points and Indianapolis 500 victor Takuma Sato, who finished eighth today in the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda, is third in points with 258.

Rahal logged a 114.374mph lap in 1:13.9681 to earn the P1 Award and better Simon Pagenaud's mark from previous year by 0.0698 seconds.

Rahal's wife, Courtney Force, escaped without injury in a qualifying run Friday in Epping, New Hampshire. Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez finished 19th in his first IndyCar race.

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He finished fourth in Dual one in 2016, third in Dual two in 2015 and second in Dual one in 2014. Hinchcliffe spun around, hitting only the right-side barrier with light contact. Dixon's auto broken up into pieces amid sparks and flames.

The start of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear
The start of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear

"Then we got that yellow at the right time right after our (Lap 25 pit) stop". As was the case in Hinchcliffe's situation, Kimball's spin came with only a bump of the wall.

NOTES: Helio Castroneves posted the fastest time in Saturday morning's qualifying session, but he didn't win the pole because he was penalized for not reducing his speed during a local caution area.

Castroneves was the only Chevrolet to crack the top six qualifying positions.

Rahal, in the No. 15 SoldierStrong / TurnsforTroops.com Honda, led 55 of 70 laps around the 14-turn, 2.35-mile temporary street course on the state park island located in the Detroit River. It was Rahal's first such honor since 2009, a span of 134 races. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver proved it today with a dominant victory in the first race of the Verizon IndyCar Series weekend doubleheader.

Mikhail Aleshin, of Russian Federation, drives through the second turn during the first race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Detroit.

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