What better incentive to win again for Josef Newgarden than a million dollar bonus on one of his favourite tracks? Because that’s what the man did at Road America, the half way point of the 2022 IndyCar Series!
He didn’t have it easy, pushed nearly all the way by a back-in-form Alexander Rossi who used every trick in the book to close the gap, from undercuts to late cautions, but Josef held on to get back within a race of the Astor Cup standings, and bag a sweet $500k bonus for the IndyCar Triple Crown. Amazing when you consider, he’s won 3 races and no-one else has won more than once this season. We break it all down!
This was also a race of title implications. Will Power was put in the wall by Devlin DeFrancesco who completely misjudged his angle of attack. Power actually retaliated towards the end of the race too. The Rinus Veekay got hipchecked into the grass again. And Marcus Ericsson collided with Alex Palou that put the Spaniard in the gravel. Are the driving standards in the season something to question?
And is the Sneaky Swede now a contender for the cup? That was a very quiet but very solid 2nd place by the time it was all said and done? With a 27 point lead in the standings, can it be done for the #8? All that and more on Motorsport101!