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2018 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

The 2018 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix was the second round of the 2018 IndyCar Series season and the first oval race of the season. It took place on April 7, 2018 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. The race was won by Josef Newgarden for Team Penske, his eighth career win and third on an oval.[1]

United States 2018 Phoenix
Race details
2nd round of the 2018 IndyCar Series season
Phoenix International Raceway.PNG
DateApril 7, 2018
Official nameDesert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix
LocationPhoenix International Raceway
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.022 mi / 1.645 km
Distance250 laps
255.5 mi / 411.25 km
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan)
Time19.5034 + 19.5251 = 39.0285
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan)
Time20.6270 (on lap 2 of 250)
Podium
FirstJosef Newgarden (Team Penske)
SecondRobert Wickens (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
ThirdAlexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport)

ResultsEdit

Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Name Lap 1 Time Lap 2 Time Total Time Avg. Speed (mph)
1 18   Sébastien Bourdais 19.5034 19.5251 39.0285 188.539
2 22   Simon Pagenaud W 19.5728 19.5368 39.1096 188.148
3 12   Will Power 19.7129 19.6679 39.3808 186.852
4 27   Alexander Rossi 19.6845 19.7024 39.3869 186.824
5 5   James Hinchcliffe 19.7807 19.8358 39.6165 185.741
6 6   Robert Wickens R 19.9323 19.7652 39.6975 185.362
7 1   Josef Newgarden 19.9128 19.8024 39.7152 185.279
8 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay 19.9739 19.8645 39.8384 184.706
9 14   Tony Kanaan W 20.0181 19.8443 39.8624 184.595
10 19   Pietro Fittipaldi R 19.9545 19.9180 39.8725 184.548
11 10   Ed Jones 19.9185 20.0049 39.9234 184.313
12 15   Graham Rahal 20.0189 19.9899 40.0088 183.920
13 30   Takuma Sato 20.1675 20.0512 40.2187 182.960
14 32   Kyle Kaiser R 20.1490 20.0919 40.2409 182.859
15 21   Spencer Pigot 20.1656 20.2619 40.4275 182.015
16 4   Matheus Leist R 20.3264 20.1451 40.4715 181.817
17 9   Scott Dixon W 20.3380 20.1364 40.4744 181.804
18 20   Ed Carpenter 20.3036 20.2959 40.5995 181.244
19 88   Gabby Chaves 20.4359 20.2336 40.6695 180.932
20 98   Marco Andretti 20.3702 20.4647 40.8349 180.199
21 59   Max Chilton 20.6604 20.5720 41.2324 178.462
22 23   Charlie Kimball 20.8841 20.5720 41.4561 177.499
23 26   Zach Veach R 20.6702 21.2023 41.8725 175.733
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Pts.1
1 1   Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet 250 1:44:00.3552 4 7 30 51
2 6   Robert Wickens R Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 250 +2.9946 3 6 44 41
3 27   Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda 250 +3.4890 4 4 1 36
4 9   Scott Dixon W Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 250 +3.8175 4 17 32
5 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 250 +4.0122 4 8 5 31
6 5   James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 250 +9.4497 3 5 20 29
7 20   Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 250 +9.4731 4 18 26
8 14   Tony Kanaan W A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 250 +9.8650 4 9 24
9 15   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 250 +10.1747 4 12 7 23
10 22   Simon Pagenaud W Team Penske Chevrolet 250 +10.3247 4 2 3 21
11 30   Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 250 +10.9443 4 13 19
12 98   Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda 249 +1 Lap 5 20 18
13 18   Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda 249 +1 Lap 5 1 60 19
14 21   Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 249 +1 Lap 5 15 16
15 88   Gabby Chaves Harding Racing Chevrolet 249 +1 Lap 4 19 15
16 26   Zach Veach R Andretti Autosport Honda 249 +1 Lap 4 23 14
17 23   Charlie Kimball Carlin Chevrolet 248 +2 Laps 5 22 13
18 59   Max Chilton Carlin Chevrolet 247 +3 Laps 5 21 12
19 4   Matheus Leist R A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 241 +9 Laps 6 16 11
20 10   Ed Jones Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 228 Contact 3 11 10
21 32   Kyle Kaiser R Juncos Racing Chevrolet 174 Contact 2 14 9
22 12   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 153 Contact 2 3 80 11
23 19   Pietro Fittipaldi R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 40 Contact 0 10 7
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE

Notes: 1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps, and 1 point for Pole Position.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Malsher, David (April 7, 2018). "Phoenix IndyCar: Newgarden beats Wickens, Rossi in thrilling shootout". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved April 7, 2018.


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