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Race reviewindynxt_R10_Jul.13.2024Iowa Speedway

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With each lap measuring only 0.87 miles, Iowa Speedway is exceptionally demanding – both physically and mentally – on drivers. One tour of this tri-oval takes only 18 seconds. Unsurprisingly, Iowa is known as the ‘The World's Fastest Short Track’.

Race start: 11:10am ET

3 Turns

75 Laps

67.05 Miles

Iowa Speedway

Newton, IowaJuly 22, 2023

Juncos Hollinger Racing wrapped up a successful Saturday at Iowa with a podium for Rasmus Lindh in tonight’s INDY NXT by Firestone race. Team-mate Matthew Brabham also sealed a spectacular return to the series by taking a mighty P4 at the checkered flag.

Rasmus and Matthew were determined to follow yesterday’s assured qualifying performance with a strong start to today’s 75-lap race, and they quickly progressed from their P10 and P11 starting spots.

The #75 and #76 cars looked well-suited to the bumpy 0.875-mile oval course, and both men patiently worked their way up the field to put themselves on the cusp of the podium places when a late caution period brought the pack together with 15 laps left to run.

On the restart, the duo battled hard – but fairly – with their rivals to move up a position each and into P3 and P4 respectively.

Swede Rasmus’ P3 finish is his best result of the season and his first-ever INDY NXT podium, meanwhile Matthew completed 17 overtakes during the race – the highest of any driver in the field.

Matthew Brabham Car #75
“IT WAS A LOT OF FUN OUT THERE AND I’M HUGELY GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.”
 

Matthew Brabham said:

“It was a great result for the team, so I’m super happy. It was an awesome race, and I had so much fun moving through the field. The car had the speed at the end and we came through all the way from P11 to finish P4. I didn’t do any of the testing and jumped in for the race, so I am pretty happy.

“I cannot thank Ricardo [Juncos], Brad [Hollinger], and everyone on the team enough. They did such a great job to prepare the cars and give me a good platform to do well straight away. Congratulations to the team for getting a podium with Rasmus too. It was a lot of fun out there and I’m hugely grateful for the opportunity.”

Rasmus Lindh Car #76
“I’M REALLY HAPPY WITH THE RESULT, THANK YOU TO JUNCOS HOLLINGER RACING FOR ALL OF THEIR EFFORT.”
 

Rasmus Lindh said:

“I’m really happy with the result, thank you to Juncos Hollinger Racing for all of their effort. We’ve been strong all weekend. It took a little bit of a gamble during qualifying to put a lot of downforce into the car, but it worked out. Thank you to SKF, Husvärden, International Motorsport, and everyone involved in making this podium finish possible.”

Ricardo Juncos Team Principal
“WE ARE STILL BUILDING THIS TEAM FOR THE FUTURE, AND THIS WAS A GOOD WAY TO LEARN ABOUT IOWA GOING FORWARDS.”
 

Ricardo Juncos said:

“I’m super happy with the results. We showed our potential and a lot of pace. I want to thank all of the team members, as they have done a great job. I would also like to thank Matthew, as he jumped in the #75 car at the last minute. He couldn’t test much before qualifying, so I am really happy with his performance.

“We are still building this team for the future, and this was a good way to learn about Iowa going forwards. We will continue developing in INDY NXT to be a good support for our INDYCAR programme. Now, I’m looking forward to competing in Nashville as we continue to progress in the season ahead.”