It was an historic weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the first time, NASCAR and Indycar were coming together on the same weekend, and on Saturday, we had Indycar and NASCAR sharing the track in a doubleheader. Indycar started the day out as Scott Dixon cruised to victory for the second straight event.
Having dominated at Texas last month, the Kiwi smashed the field here, winning by almost 20 seconds over Graham Rahal. Simon Pagenaud, last year’s winner on the road course, completed the podium having come from 20th place on the starting grid. NASCAR’s Xfinity Series then had the track, and they produced a much closer finish, with Indiana native Chase Briscoe coming out as the victor in a thrilling finish. Briscoe had to fight off both AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric, who ended up sliding to fourth and fifth due to the chaos as Briscoe pushed his way by. Justin Haley and Noah Gragson were second and third in a wild race that did not disappoint for NASCAR’s first foray into the road course at the venue.