Graham Rahal Swept the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Race Weekend

Graham Rahal crosses the start-finish line during Race 2 of the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix — Photo by: Bret Kelley

Starting from 3rd place Car 15 Graham Rahal, Honda, won the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Race 2. 2nd Place Car 2 Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, started from 13th place followed by 3rd place Car 12 Will Power, Chevrolet, started from 7th place.

The confetti flies as Graham Rahal, Josef Newgarden, and Will Power hoist their trophies in Victory Circle following Race 2 of the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix — Photo by: Chris Jones

4th Place Car 26 Takuma Sato, Honda, started from pole followed by 5th place Car 1 Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, started from 8th place. 6th Place Car 9 Scott Dixon, Honda, started from 8th place followed by 7th place Car 98 Alexander Rossi, Honda, started from 14th place. 8th Place Car 83 Charlie Kimball, Honda, started from 12th place followed by 9th place Car 3 Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, started from 4th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 10 Tony Kanaan, Honda, in 10th place, started from 15th place.

JR Hildebrand (center) leads a group through Turn 1 during the start of Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix — Photo by: Bret Kelley

The race had 1 Cautions for 2 laps: 1st Caution on lap 66 for Mechanical: Car 5 James Hinchcliffe, Honda & 20 stopped on track.

The field streams into Turn 1 during the start of Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix — Photo by: Bret Kelley

The race had 5 Lead changes among 3 drivers: Lap Leaders: Sato 1-22, Rahal 23-24, Newgarden 25-29, Rahal 30-47, Newgarden 48-49, Rahal 50-70.

Takuma Sato and Ryan Hunter-Reay lead the field to the green flag to start Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix — Photo by: Chris Jones

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Dixon 303, Castroneves 295, Sato 292, Pagenaud 278, Newgarden 259, Rahal 251, Rossi 246, Power 233, Kanaan 223, Hinchcliffe 216.

Graham Rahal exits Turn 5 during Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix — Photo by: Chris Jones

Rahal completes impressive weekend victory sweep at Detroit’s Belle Isle
6/4/2017
DETROIT (Sunday, June 4, 2017) – Graham Rahal completed a near-perfect Verizon IndyCar Series weekend with another dominating performance today to finish off a sweep of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader.

Rahal, in the No. 15 SoldierStrong / TurnsForTroops.com Honda, survived a two-lap dash to the checkered flag, holding off Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden by 1.1772 seconds to back up his victory Saturday on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park’s temporary street course. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver becomes the first driver to sweep a Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader weekend since Scott Dixon won both races on the streets of Toronto in 2013.

Graham Rahal hits the apex of Turn 1 during Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix — Photo by: Bret Kelley

Takuma Sato with the Verizon P1 Award after winning the pole position for Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix — Photo by: Chris Jones

Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Race 2 results

DETROIT – Results Sunday of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Race 2 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, car # driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (3) Car 15 Graham Rahal, Honda, 70, Running
2. (13) Car 2 Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 70, Running
3. (7) Car 12 Will Power, Chevrolet, 70, Running
4. (1) Car 26 Takuma Sato, Honda, 70, Running
5. (11) Car 1 Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 70, Running
6. (8) Car 9 Scott Dixon, Honda, 70, Running
7. (14) Car 98 Alexander Rossi, Honda, 70, Running
8. (12) Car 83 Charlie Kimball, Honda, 70, Running
9. (4) Car 3 Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 70, Running
10. (15) Car 10 Tony Kanaan, Honda, 70, Running
11. (22) Car 14 Carlos Munoz, Chevrolet, 70, Running
12. (10) Car 4 Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 70, Running
13. (9) Car 27 Marco Andretti, Honda, 70, Running
14. (19) Car 18 Esteban Gutierrez, Honda, 70, Running
15. (16) Car 8 Max Chilton, Honda, 69, Running
16. (6) Car 7 Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 69, Running
17. (2) Car 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 69, Running
18. (18) Car 21 JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 69, Running
19. (20) Car 16 Oriol Servia, Honda, 69, Running
20. (5) Car 5 James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 65, Mechanical
21. (21) Car 11 Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 65, Mechanical
22. (17) Car 19 Ed Jones, Honda, 60, Mechanical

Race Statistics:
Winner’s average speed: 105.442 mph
Time of race: 1:33:36.3769
Margin of victory: 1.1772 seconds
Fastest Lap: 113.346 mph (74.6385 seconds) on Lap 59 by 2 – Josef Newgarden
Fastest Leader Lap: 113.104 mph (74.7981 seconds) on Lap 27 by 2 – Josef Newgarden
Verizon P1 Award Winner: Takuma Sato, 1:13,6732, 114.831 mph
Legend: R = Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate; All cars use fourth-generation Verizon IndyCar Series chassis (IR-12) with Chevrolet or Honda aerodynamic bodywork and Firestone tires
Cautions: 1 for 2 laps. Lead changes: 5 among 3 drivers.

Next Race: June 10 RAINGUARD WATER SEALERS 600 Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, TX

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