Road America may be IndyCar’s largest track that they visit each year but it’s also one that’s produced some wide margins of domination lately too. With over four-miles of racing surface tucked in between some wooded land, it’s a hard one to land a setup right. But, for those that do, they pull away from the field.
This race has seen pure domination as a result of that. Will Power led 46 of 50 laps in 2016. His teammate Josef Newgarden led 53 of 55 laps in 2018. Alexander Rossi one-upped them in leading 54 of 55 laps last year.
Will we see more of the same on Saturday and again on Sunday?
We’ve had no cautions in each of the last two years and only one and two respectively in 2016 and 2017. That doesn’t allow for much time for anyone to catch up. Plus, track position is going to be key in both days. This race has seen a top five starter win all four times including three of which from the front row.
The season opener in Texas saw Scott Dixon lead 157 of 200 laps. Last weekend in Indianapolis, Dixon won by nearly 20 seconds.
I’d expect some dominating days for someone this weekend.