Ferrucci’s Fantastic Start Lost to Untimely Yellow in Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2 

Santino Ferrucci Race Summary:
– Santino Ferrucci had a fantastic start to the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 2 only to see it lost to an untimely yellow costing him a possible top-10 finish,
– Ferrucci qualified the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan Honda 16th on Friday for Saturday’s Race 2.
– On the opening lap he took the outside line and passed eight cars moving him into eighth place.
– Ferrucci made another pass for seventh and got as high as third as other drivers pitted prior to his first pit stop.
– He was running in the low teens and on the move prior to his final pit stop when a yellow came out undoing a strategy that could have put him in the top-10.
– Ferrucci was later accessed a drive through penalty for blocking dropping him to 20th place.
– He continued to battle and gained two positions during the closing laps to finish 18th earning valuable championship points.
Santino Ferrucci Race Quote:
“The SealMaster Honda was really good tonight. I think we had a top-10 car. It was a good rebound from yesterday’s race. We had a fantastic start. I think we had the wrong strategy and caught the yellows at the wrong time. It put us a lap down and from there we were chasing it, trying to get it back and never could with the way the race unfolded. Now I’m just looking forward to Mid-Ohio and having a good result.”
Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:
·       Ferrucci earned 12 points and is now 11th in the IndyCar championship standings with 116 points.
·       Ferrucci has finished in the top-9 in three of the six races during the 2020 season with two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, and a ninth place showing in the GMR Grand Prix.
·       The 2020 Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 2 was Ferrucci’s 27th career NTT IndyCar Series start and third at Iowa Speedway.
·       In 27 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019) and 10 top-10 showings.
·       In his three starts at Iowa Speedway, Ferrucci has a best starting position of 11th (2020) and a best finish of 12th, in his debut at Iowa in 2019.
·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.
·       Ferrucci was the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh.
·       He finished third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings, third in laps completed (2037 of 2092) and was fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points.
·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Next Race:
Round 7 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Honda Indy 200 August, 9, on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course in Lexington, Ohio.

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