Starting on the primary Firestone rubber, Devlin DeFrancesco used a two-stop strategy to climb as high as fourth place in today’s Detroit Grand Prix before ending up 18th after a tough 70-lap battle today.

The 22-year-old Italian-Canadian rookie was one of the last drivers to complete his first stop, but the lack of full course yellows hindered his possible chance to take advantage of track position. He completed his first two stints on the primary tires before switching to to the red alternates for the final 16 laps.

Today’s race at The Raceway at Belle Isle is the final event to be staged on the Detroit island. Next year’s Detroit Grand Prix moves to downtown Detroit – returning to the area where the race was originally run as a Formula 1 event back in the 80s.

“Race day is done here at the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle,” DeFrancesco said.

“18th for us. I was hoping for some yellow help, but it didn’t come, and I think that’s the way it goes sometimes so we’re looking on to Road America.”

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads to Wisconsin this week for the eighth round of the championship at Elkhart Lake’s Road America.

 

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