IZOD INDYCAR SERIES - GRAND PRIX OF BALTIMORE

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Round 16 of 19

Top Three Finishers
1. Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports)
2. Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)
3. Sebastien Bourdais (Dragon Racing)

Points Leaders (After 15 Races)
1. Helio Castroneves (501)
2. Scott Dixon (452)
3. Simon Pagenaud (431)
4. Marco Andretti (430)
5. Ryan Hunter-Reay (427)

Firestone Race Highlight
Mixed strategies across the board made for an exciting race, as drivers performed well on both Firestone primary black tires and red alternates. The field was nearly split at the start between primaries and alternates. Pagenaud and Newgarden each finished the race on primaries, with both drivers running the first stint on alternates before changing to primaries for the final two stints. Bourdais began his day on Firehawk primaries for the first 13 laps before switching to alternates for the remainder of the race.

Race Temperatures
Track temperatures: 115°-125° F (46°-52° C)
Ambient temperatures: 85°-86° F (29°-30° C)

Winner Simon Pagenaud, #77 Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"Tires performed well. I think we struggled a bit with our setup. There was a lot of pickup on the racetrack, and I was struggling to get rid of it. When we came back to life, it was superfast. That’s what happened at the end. The tires were just really, really tip-top. No degradation whatsoever. I had a fantastic time. I could rely on them in the heavy braking."

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