Check out # 526 of this week’s Splash ‘n’ Go with a look back at the Gateway and Michigan events, as well as a presentation of the Daytona weekend.
The program of the show Splash’n ‘Go n ° 526 of 08/24/2021
The IndyCar was competing in Gateway for its last oval race of the season. Team Penske rider Josef Newgarden wins for the third time in his career. Above all, he is relaunching the championship by taking advantage of the underperformance of the former leader of the general classification, Álex Palou. Involved in an accident, the Spaniard from Chip Ganassi Racing abandons the championship in favor of Pato O’Ward.
The French have once again shown themselves in IndyCar. Sébastien Bourdais took fifth place in the event, while for his debut on the oval Romain Grosjean showed good things, despite a fourteenth place under the checkered flag.
IndyCar news is dominated by the return of Iowa Speedway to the calendar in 2022. Newton’s short track will welcome the American car for a doubleheader on July 23 and 24, 2022. More and more insistent rumors are reported. of a possible participation of Kyle Larson in the 500 miles of Indianapolis in 2022. The driver of the Hendrick Motorsports, current leader of the general classification in the NASCAR Cup Series, does not close the door, as long as it is at the wheel of a competitive single-seater.
In NASCAR, Ryan Blaney emerged from his box in the last laps to clinch a second victory this season. The Team Penske driver defeated Hendrick Motorsports, after they had dominated a large part of the event.
Everything will be decided in Daytona for the last qualifying place. Tyler Reddick holds the last sesame for the moment, but from Austin Dillon to Anthony Alfredo, there will be fourteen to seek a place for the top 16 of the championship.
On the side of rumors for the 2022 season, Gateway Motorsports Park could make its arrival in the NASCAR Cup Series. If the oval located in the suburbs of St. Louis, but in Illinois, has already hosted fifteen races in XFINITY and twenty-one in Truck, the queen division has never been there. There is also a rumor of NASCAR interest in the LA Memorial Coliseum. This stadium, which has 77,500 seats since its renovation in 2018, hosted the first Super Bowl in history on January 15, 1967. In 2032, it will become the first stadium to host the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games three times. summer, after the 1932 and 1984 editions.
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