With a rematch of the Romain Grosjean/Scott McLaughlin on-track warfare and a fascinating strategy chess game at Barber, it’s a busy episode of The Race IndyCar Podcast this week.
The Race’s Jack Benyon and IndyCar podium finisher JR Hildebrand analyse Grosjean’s drive, whether his Turn 5 error gave McLaughlin victory or if his win was already inevitable, and how he’s excelled in saving fuel in multiple races already this year.
McLaughlin’s habit of either looking dominant in the lead of the race or making a win seem inevitable coming from behind when there’s an opportunity is also a topic of conversation.
The hosts aren’t ready to hit the panic button on Josef Newgarden – fresh from a starring role in IndyCar’s new documentary series – after another troublesome weekend, and Christian Lundgaard’s ace overtake on Scott Dixon and why it was even more important than it looked also makes the cut for debate.
Also broken down is the three-stop strategy that rarely works at Barber but was the best strategy on the day, with Hildebrand even going as far as to say that a timely caution didn’t decide the winner.
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