2022 Iowa Speedway: Race 1 Report

2022 Iowa Speedway

Arrow McLaren SP 

Race 1 Report

Iowa Speedway

Date: Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24

Round: 11 & 12/17

Total Laps:

  • Race 1: 250
  • Race 2: 300

Total race distance: 

  • Race 1: 223.5 miles/359.6 km
  • Race 2: 268.2 miles/431.626 km

Length: .875 miles/1.408 km

Number of turns: 4

Session start times:

  • Race 2 Green Flag: Sunday, 3:25 p.m. ET

TUNE IN: Sunday, 3:00 p.m on NBC

Pato O’Ward, No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
Starting Position: 4th
Finishing: Position: 2nd
Championship Standing: 6th, 316 points 
“Today was a good day for us, we came out with a P2. It was quite close there in the end to fight with Josef [Newgarden] for P1, but I think this is a great result for us to work forward from tomorrow. We’ll try and give Josef a harder time and go one spot better.”
Felix Rosenqvist, No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet 
Starting Position: 11th
Finishing Position: 26th
Championship Standing: 11th, 249 points 
“I’m feeling fine. I was very free that entire first stint, and it was even more in the second. After 30 laps or so, I knew it was going to be a tough end of the stint and I was already maxed out on my tools. A couple times I felt it in Turn 1, and the last time through it was too much to save.“It’s unfortunate because we were running well. We weren’t slow, just free and the Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was really quick. I’m glad that Pato had a great race. We will come back strong tomorrow.”
Taylor Kiel, President, Arrow McLaren SP
Taylor Kiel, President, Arrow McLaren SP
“A mixed bag for us today, we’re certainly happy to see Pato back on the podium again. We’ve had a lot of success here in the past; he loves racing here and it showed today. We had a really strong race today and a really strong performance in the pit lane from the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP crew.”

“It was unfortunate Felix’s day ended in the wall, and we’re happy to see him walk away and be cleared to drive tomorrow. The men and women are working hard to fix the car now, and we’ll be totally fine tomorrow; we’ve got a small install period to double check everything. The No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet will be ready to go tomorrow. We’ll improve both cars and put ourselves in a position to fight for a win again.”

“We’re super excited about Pato’s result today and the crew’s doing a great job to get us back in the fight with Felix, we’ve got a lot to play for tomorrow.”