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Iowa IndyCar: Newgarden leads Penske 1-2, Leist crashes in FP1

Josef Newgarden led Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate Will Power in opening practice for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300, as Matheus Leist suffered a mild shunt in his AJ Foyt Racing entry. Newgarden, who won the Iowa race for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2016, set a fastest lap of 183.711mph – 17.519sec – around the 0.894-mile oval to beat Power by 0.2mph, or 0.026sec. Ryan Hunter-Reay then led a trio of Andretti Autosport-Hondas, with Zach Veach taking fifth as top rookie, with Spencer Pigot sixth for Ed Carpenter’s team. James Hinchcliffe steered his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda to seventh, but had a harmless spin on cold tires as he left the pits in the dying minutes of the session. Chip...
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