Marcus Ericsson win first Detroit Grand Prix race

Detroit — Will Ability was in position to make his boss Roger Penske a delighted guy Saturday afternoon on Belle Isle when rookie Romain Grosjean crashed with 6 laps remaining to crimson flag Race No. 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader.

Soon after the 20-minute hold off, Power was not able to resume the race when his No. 12 Chevrolet’s engine was unable to start out, blocking Group Penske from earning its to start with gain of the time.

Marcus Ericsson, left, and Rinus VeeKay spray each other with champagne as they celebrate on the podium.

Power was very well on his way to winning his 37th race in his 13th time with Workforce Penske, leading former System 1 driver Marcus Ericsson, Takuma Sato, Pato O’Ward and Power’s teammate, Simon Pagenaud.

Ericsson, who began 15th and is in his next year driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, had a good restart with 4 laps remaining and led the relaxation of the way on the 13-transform, 2.3-mile road class to acquire his first IndyCar race. He completed second in Race No. 2 on Belle Isle in 2019 for Schmidt/Peterson Racing.