Newgarden wins Detroit GP opener, reclaims points lead

Detroit – Josef Newgarden reclaimed the NTT IndyCar Series championship lead with a win Saturday in the rain-shortened opener of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader.
Running fourth, Newgarden was among the first drivers to pit for dry-condition slick tires on Lap 17 and benefited by a full-course caution being called at the time he entered pit lane, after Ed Jones slid into a tire barrier in Turn 7.
Newgarden also vaulted past Pagenaud into the championship lead after seven of 17 races.
Unofficially, Newgarden holds a 25-point advantage over Pagenaud, who finished sixth on Saturday.
Rossi is third in the standings, 33 points behind Newgarden.

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