Race Day Nation with Rob D'Amico

Race Day Nation with Rob D'Amico

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September 4, 2019 16 min
Our next guest is closing in on some of IndyCar's greatest names. It's Team Penske driver Will Power, the winner of the 102nd Indianapolis 500 in 2018. Power dominated the Grand Prix of Portland on September 1, leading 52 laps to score the 37th victory of his career. That ties him with four-time Champ Car Series champion Sebastien Bourdais for sixth on the all-time victory list. Next up is Al Unser, with 39 wins. The Portla...
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Our next guest is a driver who overcame adversity in less than six days. It's Takuma Sato, who was blamed for triggering the massive crash at the start of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 18. He was able to redeem himself with the fifth win of his career when he drove a brilliant race in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Saturday led 61 laps to claim his first career w...
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Our next guest is another NTT IndyCar Series great. It's 2014 IndyCar Series champion and 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power, the winner of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 18. It was Power's third Pocono win in the last four years and the 36th NTT IndyCar Series victory of his career. Power's No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet was in front 32 laps in the rain-shortened race that was called after 128 laps. RAC...
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Our next guest is a true NTT IndyCar Series legend. It's five-time champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing, who solidified his claim as "Mr. Mid_Ohio" in the July 28 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Dixon started eighth and led twice for 38 laps to win at Mid-Ohio for the sixth time in his career. It was also career victory No. 46 for Dixon vaulted him back into contention for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship. R...
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Our next guest won one of the strangest races in recen NTT IndyCar Series history. It's Josef Newgarden of Team Penske, who won the Iowa 300 as the clock approached 1:30 a.m. local time because of a rain-delayed start. It was Newgarden's third win of the season after he started third and led 245 laps in the 300-lap race. It was also his second win at Iowa Speedway. He also won there in 2016 when he was with Ed Carpenter Rac...
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Our next guest is longtime Honda driver Graham Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The son of former three-time CART champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winning driver Bobby Rahal has had a solid top-10 season in the NTT IndyCar Series, but has not been able to drive to victory lane. His best finish so far in 2019 is a third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in June. RACEDAY's Bruce Martin caught up with Rahal to talk a...
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Our next guest has had quite a season in 2019. It's Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden, who has led the NTT IndyCar Series standings for all but one race since the beginning of the season. Newgarden has been able to use a solid first half of the season as he prepares to close out the championship in the second half of 2019. RACEDAY's Bruce Martin caught up with Newgarden to talk about that and other topics on today's H...
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Our next guest has had quite a season in 2019. It's Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud, the winner of the 103rd Indianapolis 500. Pagenaud dominated the Honda Indy Toronto on July 14, starting on the pole and leading 80 laps in the 85-lap contest. It was Pagenaud's first victory since he won the Indy 500 on May 26. The championship battle was just heating up at Toronto. RACEDAY'S Bruce Martin caught up with Pagenaud aft...
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Our next guest is NTT IndyCar Series rookie Marcus Ericsson of Sweden. The driver of the No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda has shown flashes of brilliance in 2019, including a second-place finish in the second race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix in June and seventh place finishes in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park and the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. RACEDAY's Br...
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Our next guest is the winner of the 103rd Indianapolis 500 on May 26. It's Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud of France. Pagenaud has used his Indy 500 victory as a springboard to an outstanding season in 2019 where he continues to be honored for his victory in the biggest race in the world. RACEDAY's Bruce Martin caught up with Pagenaud at William Behrends' art studio in Tyron, North Carolina after he sat in for a scu...
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Our next guest is NTT IndyCar Series star, Alexander Rossi, who drove to a decisive victory in the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America on June 23. Rossi started second, took the lead in Turn 1 and drove away for one of the most dominant victories in recent seasons. He defeated Team Penske's Will Power by 28.4391 seconds and led all but one lap in the 55-lap contest in the No. 27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda for Andre...
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Our next guest is NTT IndyCar Series star, Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport. The driver of the No. 28 DHL Honda has 18 career NTT IndyCar Series victories, including two in the old Champ Car Series. Hunter-Reay is also the 2012 NTT IndyCar Series champion and the winner of the 98th Indianapolis 500 in 2014. Hunter-Reay, however, has yet to win a race in the 2019 IndyCar Series season. RACEDAY's Bruce Martin caught up wit...
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Our next guest is the NTT IndyCar Series points leader, Josef Newgarden, who drove to victory in the June 8 DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Newgarden made the strategic move of the race when Team Penske president Tim Cindric called him into the pits during a caution period on Lap 137. Running ninth at the time, but with only 11 cars running on the lead lap, Cindric believed a fresh set of Firestone tires would allow New...
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Our next guest is the five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion who won at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix for the second year in a row. It's Scott Dixon, who scored career victory No. 45 in Sunday's second race of the Detroit doubleheader. Dixon used a brilliant two stop pit strategy, that began when he pitted on Lap 15 to switch from Firestone Reds to Firestone Blacks. While he was in the pits, Sebastien Bourdais's Honda...
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