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INDIANAPOLIS -- All the talk about Simon Pagenaud entering the Month of May was his slow start to the season and that he'd be out of his ride at Team Penske if things didn't turn around. After sweeping the Month of May, he's now the points leader.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Alexander Rossi was asked what made the difference in the end that cost him in his duel with Simon Pagenaud in the closing laps of the 103rd Indianapolis 500.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ever since Justin Wilson's death at Pocono Raceway in 2015, windscreens on race cars in the NTT IndyCar Series was an inevitability. Five years later, that inevitability becomes a reality.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Simon Pagenaud demonstrated the results of the testing in the rain from his sportscar days, as he went from fifth to first in the final 17 laps on the Grand Prix course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
INDIANAPOLIS -- May is the month of the year around which the NTT IndyCar Series revolves. It begins with the IndyCar Grand Prix on the grand prix circuit of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Then on Memorial Day Sunday, the cannon fires at 6:00 a.m. (which indicates the gates are open) and over 200,000 people pour into the facility to drink the day away, take in a concert in the Snake Pit and watch the annual running of the Indianapolis 500. Afterwards, the turnaround at Indianapolis begins for the next major event, the Brickyard 400; be it in September this year or on Independence Day weekend in 2020.
A mistake by Alex Bowman on the final lap of the second stage let Martin Truex Jr. pounce on and pass him to win the stage. After that, the Gander RV 400 was his race to lose.
Ferrari paced the field all weekend in practice, but then qualifying came and Charles Leclerc, who led the Ferrari charge, crashed in the second round of qualifying. Instead, Mercedes locked out the front row and it was Valtteri Bottas' day on the streets of Baku.
It's time to accept that the All-Star Race has run its course. The event, every year, is so overhyped by both NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway, that it enrages fans when it disappoints.
Scott Dixon parked his car right in front of Graham Rahal on pit road in the staging area, following the final lap of the NTT IndyCar Series' annual trip to Long Beach, Calif., because he believed Rahal would lose the final podium position for blocking him on the backstretch.
We were all just living in Alexander Rossi's world on Sunday, as he won on the streets of Long Beach for the second year in a row.