Ericsson Earns First Career Victory in Wild Race 1 of Chevrolet Dual in Detroit

DETROIT – In one of the most unpredictable NTT INDYCAR SERIES seasons ever, Marcus Ericsson pulled off one of the more improbable victories in recent memory in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual at Detroit to earn his first career series victory.

Ericsson held off Rinus VeeKay and Pato O’Ward in a three-lap dash to the checkered flag after the second red flag of the event. Ericsson was in second place in the No. 8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda when cars entered pit road for the red-flag period caused when Romain Grosjean crashed in the No. 51 NURTEC ODT Honda with six laps to go.

1. (15) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 70, Running

2. (12) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 70, Running

3. (1) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 70, Running

4. (16) Takuma Sato, Honda, 70, Running

5. (20) Graham Rahal, Honda, 70, Running

6. (21) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 70, Running

7. (2) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 70, Running

8. (11) Scott Dixon, Honda, 70, Running

9. (4) Ed Jones, Honda, 70, Running

10. (5) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 70, Running

11. (10) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 70, Running

12. (9) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 70, Running

13. (17) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 70, Running

14. (6) Colton Herta, Honda, 70, Running

15. (25) Alex Palou, Honda, 70, Running

16. (19) Jack Harvey, Honda, 70, Running

17. (13) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 70, Running

18. (24) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 69, Running

19. (23) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 67, Running

20. (7) Will Power, Chevrolet, 67, Running

21. (8) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 65, Running

22. (18) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 65, Running

23. (3) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 63, Contact

24. (22) Jimmie Johnson, Honda, 49, Mechanical

25. (14) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 23, Contact

Race Statistics
Winner’s average speed: 93.509 mph

Time of Race: 1:45:33.1123

Margin of victory: 1.7290 seconds

Cautions: 2 for 9 laps

Lead changes: 10 among 8 drivers

Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 2 Results

DETROIT – Results Sunday of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 2 NTT INDYCAR SERIES event on the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (16) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 70, Running

2. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 70, Running

3. (4) Alex Palou, Honda, 70, Running

4. (2) Colton Herta, Honda, 70, Running

5. (9) Graham Rahal, Honda, 70, Running

6. (20) Will Power, Chevrolet, 70, Running

7. (6) Scott Dixon, Honda, 70, Running

8. (10) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 70, Running

9. (22) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 70, Running

10. (12) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 70, Running

11. (17) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 70, Running

12. (19) Takuma Sato, Honda, 70, Running

13. (7) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 70, Running

14. (14) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 70, Running

15. (8) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 70, Running

16. (13) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 70, Running

17. (11) Ed Jones, Honda, 70, Running

18. (3) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 70, Running

19. (18) Jack Harvey, Honda, 69, Running

20. (21) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 69, Running

21. (25) Jimmie Johnson, Honda, 69, Running

22. (15) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 68, Running

23. (24) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 61, Running

24. (5) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 57, Mechanical

25. (23) Oliver Askew, Chevrolet, 46, Mechanical

Race Statistics

Winner’s average speed: 97.227 mph

Time of race: 1:41:30.8814

Margin of victory: 6.7595 seconds

Cautions: 3 for 11 laps

Lead changes: 1 among 2 drivers