Second win for O’Ward, Dixon 7th, McLaughlin 20th

| Photographer Credit: Joe Skibrinski

Pato O’Ward took the NTT IndyCar Series points lead with a drive full of championship-caliber mettle, passing Josef Newgarden with three laps remaining to win the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 2 on Sunday at Belle Isle Park.

O’Ward, 22, became the first two-time winner this season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES after the first seven races opened with different winners. He also won the XPEL 375 on May 2 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Mexican driver O’Ward, who started 16th, powered away from two-time series champion Newgarden’s No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet after the decisive pass in his No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet and drove to victory by 6.7595 seconds. He leads the championship by one point over Alex Palou, who finished third in the No. 10 The American Legion Honda.

Scott Dixon finished in seventh and remains in third overall.

The next race is the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR on Sunday, June 20 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

NTT INDYCAR SERIES point standings: O’Ward 299, Palou 298, Dixon 263, Newgarden 248, Pagenaud 243, VeeKay 243, Ericsson 211, Rahal 209, Herta 202, Sato 181

Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 2 Results 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

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