Episode #214: Reclaimed The One

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And here’s Part 2 of that doubleheader, featuring the BEST intro in the history of the show, Josef Newgarden winning his 2nd IndyCar title in 3 years in a surprisingly great return to Laguna Seca, and a massive news update including Nico Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean, Johann Zarco and so much more!

But first…the News!
– Let’s react to eSmart Car Racing
– F1: One expected move – Kubica exits Williams, and one unexpected move – Haas retains Grosjean over Hulkenberg
– Let’s catch up on a mailbag question from Thomas Webb: F1 is the best advertising billboard and maybe why Williams are trying to hang on. However as they’re making losses – should they be looking elsewhere? – Put their knowledge, technology and history in other series across the world?
– MotoGP: Zarco parts ways with KTM before end of year, Pol Espargaro at risk of missing rest of 2019
– WSBK: The Bautista to Honda rumours are true after all!
– IndyCar: Harding Steinbrenner retains Herta in new alliance with Andretti Autosport
– FE: JAKARTA ePRIX POG; Jamie Reigle appointed new CEO; Audi factory driver Nico Müller set for FE debut with Dragon
– F2/F3: Markelov returning with Arden, David Schumacher making F3 debut with Campos

Then…let’s talk the Road to Indy!
– Indy Lights: Askew and VeeKay split the wins in the final race of the season – but it’s Askew that takes the title
– Indy Pro 2000: Kirkwood’s 9th win in 10 races gives him the title; Lindh wins 2nd race
– USF2000: Braden Eves snatches title with victory in last race, by 5 points over Hunter McElrea

NOW LET’S TALK THE INDYCAR GP OF LAGUNA SECA

– The Championship Fight: Newgarden holds on to 8th to win 2nd title
– Pagenaud’s push for victory thwarted by stingy Dixon, 3rd and 4th behind Power in 2nd
– Herta dominates from pole position, leading 83 laps and winning 2nd race of 2019
– Rosenqvist brings the excitement, finishes 5th, holds on to ROTY
– Rossi 6th, Bourdais 7th, Hinch 9th, RHR 10th
– Daly spins, Santucci punts himself out

– The final championship standings

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