Newgarden wins in Illinois and returns to Power

American Josef Newgarden (Penske) won the Illinois GP on Saturday, his fifth victory this season, and is within three points of his teammate, Australian Will Power, two rounds from the end of the American championship. Indycar. Newgarden, champion in 2017 and 2019, took his third consecutive Bommarito 500 victory, his fourth overall on this oval circuit, after holding off rookie David Malukas (Dale Coyne Racing), 20, who finished second.

New Zealander Scott McLaughlin (Penske) completed the podium, ahead of Mexican Pato O’Ward (Arrow McLaren), Japanese Takuma Sato (Dale Coyne Racing) and Power, 6th. New Zealand veteran Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing), who is aiming for a 7th championship title, finished 8th in this race, which was delayed by more than two hours by rain. He remains third in the general classification, but 16 points behind Power, already crowned in 2014. On the French side, Romain Grosjean (Andretti) finished in 13th place and Simon Pagenaud (Meyer Shank Racing) in 20th. The season will end next month in Portland (Oregon) and Monterey (California).

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