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SPORT NEWS – Askew gunning for IndyCar alternative

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Askew gunning for IndyCar alternative


Indy Lights championship chief Oliver Askew has dominated the season with Andretti Autosport, following within the footsteps of Patricio O’Ward, who earned the 2018 Indy Lights title with the identical group. Taking a look at how far O’Ward’s traveled since his achievement with Andretti Autosport, Askew’s making ready to achieve comparable heights within the NTT IndyCar Sequence.

With seven wins to his credit score, and having stood on the rostrum at each race barring one since March 23rd, the Floridian has authored an epic 12 months the place seven poles have underscored his preparedness for all phases of the job he’s looking for in IndyCar.

On the heels of his rookie Indy Lights performances, the 22-year-old must do nothing greater than take the beginning on the remaining two rounds in Monterey later this month to be topped and earn the development prize of three NTT IndyCar Sequence races in 2020, together with the Indy 500.

His hope is for group house owners and sponsors to take discover and create the chance to finish the remainder of the calendar behind the wheel of a Chevy- or Honda-powered Dallara DW12.

            <h2 class="related__header">Extra IndyCar!</h2><a category="block block--related" href="https://racer.com/2019/09/04/the-week-in-indycar-sept-4-with-jack-harvey-and-toby-sowery/" data-track="-in-article-related-auto"><h2 class="block__title">The Week in IndyCar, Sept 4, with Jack Harvey and Toby Sowery</h2><h2 class="block__title">VeeKay goals to guide ‘Dutch military’ to IndyCar</h2><h2 class="block__title">Robin Miller’s Mailbag for Sept. 4, introduced by Honda Racing / HPD</h2></apart> <p>“Initially, it’s a privilege to race with a championship-winning group,” he advised RACER. “Now to provisionally win two championships in a row, after which win a championship for the reigning champions in Indy Lights and Andretti Autosport is a privilege, and I’m very happy with the individuals round me to offer me the automobile that I had this 12 months.</p> <p>“Profitable championships means you should be constant at each single race, and I really feel like that’s what we did this 12 months. We stayed out of hassle and did the very best we will with what we had each single day. I’m very happy with myself and the individuals round me working tirelessly. Actually, I really feel like we put a stranglehold on this championship a few races in the past, so it’s type of sunk in slowly.”</p> <p>Askew and Indy Lights title rival Rinus VeeKay are anticipated to be featured gamers in IndyCar’s subsequent rookie class. The 2 have battled for a couple of years on the Mazda Highway To Indy, and likewise accomplished their first IndyCar checks on the identical day at Portland Worldwide Raceway, with Askew invited to drive Scott Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.</p> <p>In assessing how far he’s come since being chosen to signify Jeremy Shaw’s Crew USA program in 2016, and the most important position Mazda Motorsports boss John Doonan has performed in fast-tracking his open-wheel profession since successful a shootout in Monterey that introduced him out of karts, Askew credited a deep group of people for his speedy success.</p> <div id="attachment_205283" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-205283" data-attachment-id="205283" data-permalink="https://racer.com/2019/09/05/askew-gunning-for-indycar-opportunity/rti_pdx_082019_j_8047/" data-orig-file="https://racerdigital.recordsdata.wordpress.com/2019/09/rti_pdx_082019_j_8047.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"6.3","credit score":"Chris Bucher","digicam":"NIKON D500","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1567342369","copyright":"","focal_length":"500","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.0005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="RTI_PDX_082019_J_8047" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://racerdigital.recordsdata.wordpress.com/2019/09/rti_pdx_082019_j_8047.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://racerdigital.recordsdata.wordpress.com/2019/09/rti_pdx_082019_j_8047.jpg?w=1000" class="size-full wp-image-205283" src="https://automobilnews.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SPORT-NEWS-Askew-gunning-for-IndyCar-opportunity.jpg" alt="" width="1000" peak="600" /><p id="caption-attachment-205283" class="wp-caption-text">Askew has seven Lights wins to his credit score this season, and solely must take the beginning in Laguna Seca to safe the title. Picture by Highway to Indy</p></div> <p>“I’m so very happy with Andretti Autosport and my sponsors and everybody that’s gotten me thus far,” he stated. “I’ve received to thank John Doonan as properly, as a result of John Doonan and Jeremy Shaw actually kick began my Highway To Indy and automobile racing profession from karts, and Cape Motorsports as properly, who I spent the previous couple of years with. And I feel it’s essential to level out that that I’m going to be starting and ending my Highway To Indy profession in WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and that’s fairly emotional for certain.”</p> <p>Standing behind Victory Lane on Sunday in Portland after incomes his 14<sup>th</sup> podium go to of 2019, Askew wore a measured smile as he contemplated the months forward. He’s sure for IndyCar, and has the look of his Andretti Indy Lights predecessors who hit the massive sequence and made speedy waves with Carlin Racing and Harding Steinbrenner Racing.</p> <p>Askew isn’t bubbly like O’Ward, or irreverent like Herta. He’s on a singular mission to turn into an IndyCar champion which, if we’re searching for parallels, feels extra like his group proprietor, Michael Andretti, than any younger American in current reminiscence.</p> <p>“I’m assured that I've the suitable individuals round me working for me and dealing for my finest pursuits that we’re going to be racing with the highest group subsequent 12 months, whether or not it’s for a partial or full season in IndyCar,” he stated.</p> <p>“In order that’s all we’ve been working for all 12 months and if individuals are questioning why I haven’t been too ‘over the moon’ or trying tremendous emotional about this championship, it’s as a result of I believed this might occur from the beginning, and I feel that’s why I consider that that is taking place. There’s no surprises.”</p>
SPORT NEWS – Askew gunning for IndyCar alternative
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