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O’Ward Leads Youth Movement in Road America Race 2 Qualifying with First Career Pole – INDYCAR

The youngest front row in INDYCAR history will lead the field to the green in the second REV Group Grand Prix race of the weekend at Road America (noon ET on NBC)

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ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – With an average age of 20.7 years old, the youngest front row in NTT INDYCAR SERIES history will take the green flag at noon (ET, NBC) today in the REV Group Grand Prix Race 2 at Road America, led by 21-year-old Pato O’Ward.
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O’Ward drove a best lap of 1 minute, 44.8971 seconds in his No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet to score the NTT P1 Award for winning his first career pole position. His previous best start was a fifth place starting position in his NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut in 2018 at Sonoma Raceway.
2018 Indy Lights champion O’Ward is joined on the front row by 20-year-old Colton Herta in the No. 88 Capstone Turbine Honda. Herta, who was looking to defend his pole position from last year’s race at Road America when he became the youngest pole winner in INDYCAR history at 19 years, 83 days, set a best lap of 1:44.9250 in Group 1 of qualifying. He was bested by his former Indy Lights teammate in Group 2.
O’Ward, who hails from Monterrey, Mexico, is the first Mexican pole-sitter in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES since Mario Dominguez started first at Houston in 2006. This morning’s fast lap also made him the third-youngest NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole winner in history at 21 years, 67 days. O’Ward’s mark comes after Herta and Graham Rahal, who started first in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2009 at 20 years, 90 days.
Alex Palou, 23, will start exactly where he left off in yesterday’s REV Group Grand Prix Race 1 by qualifying third. His best lap of 1:44.9192 in his No. 55 Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh Honda gave Palou his best career start. His previous best start was 14th last weekend in the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and yesterday for Race 1 at Road America.
Ryan Hunter-Reay will start fourth in his No. 28 DHL Honda with a best lap of 1:45.1534, and Graham Rahal rounds out the top five in his No. 15 Fifth Third Bank Honda with a best lap of 1:45.0324.
Yesterday’s REV Group Grand Prix Race 1 winner Scott Dixon will start sixth with a best lap of 1:45.2674 in his No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.
O’Ward and Herta each earned a championship point toward the Astor Cup by setting the fastest lap in their respective sessions.

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“How Crazy It Looks”: Warriors Youngsters Left Surprised After Watching Klay Thompson in Practice – EssentiallySports

Warriors VP Kirk Lacob talked about how the youngsters were left surprised when they saw Klay Thompson in action during practice.

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The Golden State Warriors are currently having their own two-week minicamp. After being excluded from the NBA bubble, the Warriors are having this camp to help the players stay in shape. Although Stephen Curry and Draymond Green are missing, Klay Thompson is present at this voluntary training camp.
After being injured during the 2019 NBA Finals, Klay hasn’t played an official game since then. But now during practice, he is slowly getting back to shape. During an interview with Forbes, Warriors’…

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NFL Week 6 grades: Cowboys get an ‘F’ for ugly performance, Browns get a ‘D-‘ for blowout loss to Steelers – CBS Sports

Here are the Week 6 grades for every team that played on Sunday

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If Browns fans have seen it once, they’ve seen it a million times: Their team walked into Heinz Field and got stomped.
After watching the Browns jump out to a 4-1 start for the first time since 1994, it felt like this might be finally be the year where Cleveland was able to end its 16-year run of misery in Pittsburgh, but instead, the Browns went full Browns in a 38-7 blowout loss to the Steelers that might actually have been worse than the score indicates, if that’s even possible. 
This gam…

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Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes explain how Chiefs offense changed vs. Bills – Arrowhead Pride

Things were more than a little different in the 26-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

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You know it and we know it: the Kansas City Chiefs depend on passing plays.
Through the first five weeks of the season, Kansas City passed the ball on 60% of their offensive snaps. But things changed on Monday against the Buffalo Bills. For the first time all season, the Chiefs not only ran the ball significantly more than they passed it, they also more than reversed their season average, running the ball on 63% of their offensive plays.
Was it part of the game plan because of the steady rain …

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