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Linus Lunqvist Takes Dominant Indy Lights Win in Nashville

Linus Lundqvist at Nashville
Linus Lundqvist at Nashville
Lunus Lundqvist put in a dominant performance on the Streets of Nashville. Image courtesy of James Black / Penske Entertainment

Linus Lundqvist led flag-to-flag to claim a dominant victory for Indy Lights on the Streets of Nashville.

The 23-year-old Swede started on pole after qualifying was set on points following its cancellation due to weather. A clean start provided the recipe needed to break away and lead all 35 laps in the No. 26 HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing machine en route to winning by 7.2221s over Sting Ray Robb. The win marks Lundqvist’s fifth of the season, and extends his championship lead to 95 points with four races remaining.

For Robb, the runner-up result marks his sixth podium of the season. Robb, outlasted Andretti Autosport teammate Hunter McElrea after the two had several close calls on the 11-turn, 2.1-mile temporary street circuit.

Andretti Autosport also claimed the fourth and fifth spots, with Matthew Brabham finishing ahead of Christian Rasmussen.

Benjamin Pedersen, driving the No. 24 entry for Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports, claimed sixth.

Christian Bogle and Kyffin Simpson crossed the finish line seventh and eighth, respectively. Jacob Abel and Daniel Frost rounded out the rest of the top 10.

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