Harvey, Rahal at odds after Texas Race 1
The opening act of the NTT IndyCar Collection doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway featured a dominant show by race winner Scott Dixon. Nevertheless, a lot of the late drama for Saturday evening’s Genesys 300 got here courtesy of Jack Harvey.
The 28-year-old Briton continued his sturdy begin to the 2021 season with a have a look at a possible high 5 run earlier than in the end settling for a seventh-place end. To set the scene of the place the whole lot got here undone, it started with the ultimate restart on Lap 174 of 212. There Harvey was sitting in sixth, and though he was bearing down on the rear wing of Colton Herta’s No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda, he additionally had a mirror filled with the charging No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda of Graham Rahal.
On Lap 176, Harvey got here off Flip 2 and tried to maintain Rahal behind by making an aggressive dive to the underside lane in an effort to have the popular line getting into Flip 3. Regardless of his greatest efforts, Rahal was undeterred and pushed his momentum even decrease than Harvey’s protection, even going beneath the white line and on the apron of the backstretch briefly to finish the move on the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda.
Though the scenario was reviewed by IndyCar race management, there was no motion taken with regard to a penalty.
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