2020 IndyCar preview: Gateway 2

NO ATTACK, NO CHANCE.

All eyes continue to be on the surging Takuma Sato as he won last Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 and nearly caught Scott Dixon in Saturday’s NTT IndyCar Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway.

In Saturday morning’s qualifying session, Sato was able to earn the pole for Sunday’s race with the fastest second lap in the session.

Dixon won his fourth race of 2020 and 50th career win in IndyCar on Saturday after holding off Sato and getting out in front of rookie Pato O’Ward on the final pit stops of the race. Dixon will roll off sixth on Sunday.

The rookie O’Ward has been stellar in 2020. He has finished inside the top 10 in six of eight races this season with two podium finishes. He was in prime position to win Saturday and led the most laps with 94. O’Ward will start fourth on Sunday in another solid opportunity to score his first career victory.

Before even crossing the start-finish line for lap one in Saturday’s race, Alexander Rossi was involved in a multi-car incident that forced him to retire from the race. It’s a continuation of a disastrous season for the Andretti Autosport product. He only has three finishes inside the top 10 and has three DNFs. He currently sits 18th in the points and will start 11th on Sunday. Can he turn it around?

TV coverage for Sunday’s race begins at 3:00 p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network.

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