Race reviewindynxt_R13_Aug.31.2024Milwaukee Mile
The one-mile oval was first used for racing in 1903 and retains almost the same configuration in 2024. Close racing is guaranteed because of the 9-degree of banking in each turn and drivers have to choose their pace carefully – both when it comes to attacking or defending for position.
Indianapolis, IndianaAugust 11, 2023
The INDY NXT by Firestone Grand Prix proved to be a challenging encounter for Juncos Hollinger Racing’s junior drivers on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway asphalt earlier today. Rasmus Lindh crossed the finish line in P15, while team-mate Victor Franzoni was classified P19 after his race ended prematurely.
There was little rest for both drivers this afternoon, as qualifying for the 10th round of the INDY NXT Series took place only a few hours before the 35-lap race. Swede Rasmus claimed a P16 starting spot in that session, while Victor impressed as he sealed P11 on the grid.
The 27-year-old put the experience of his INDY NXT debut at Nashville last weekend to good use with an encouraging start when the race went green. Rasmus also battled hard in the opening phase but an unfortunate spin bumped him down the order.
With nine laps complete, Victor’s race came to an abrupt end when damage to the front-left tire and suspension on his #75 car forced him into the run-off area at Turn 1. Unable to rejoin the race, the Brazilian was classified P19.
Rasmus meanwhile, showed good speed as he fought to make progress from the back of the pack and the 22-year-old took the checkered flag in P15.