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IndyCar: Post-race interviews from Sonoma (VIDEO)

SONOMA, Calif. - The IndyCar on NBCSN team was hard at work both in today’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and throughout the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Race highlights are above, and then a bunch of post-race interviews followed.

Videos from the NBCSN team after the checkered flag flew are below, with their finishing positions:


Team Owner, Roger Penske
1. Simon Pagenaud
20. Will Power

2. Graham Rahal
3. Juan Pablo Montoya
4. Ryan Hunter-Reay
5. Alexander Rossi
6. Josef Newgarden
7. Helio Castroneves
10. Sebastien Bourdais
16. Max Chilton


Owner Roger Penske discusses the gratification of winning his 14th IndyCar title and tips his hat to the entire team.

Simon Pagenaud treats IndyCar fans to celebratory donuts after winning the Grand Prix of Sonoma and title.

Pagenaud, the official IndyCar champion, describes the emotional rollercoaster in the moments after winning the Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Will Power discusses missing out on the potential championship after suffering “unfortunate” mechanical issues at the Grand Prix of Sonoma and regaining his health throughout the season.

Graham Rahal discusses the “weird year” and ending the season as the top Honda.

Juan Pablo Montoya talks about ending the season on the podium and winning with Team Penske.

Ryan Hunter-Reay, who finished fourth at Sonoma, dissects his start and explains how that did him in from the beginning.

Alexander Rossi, IndyCar’s rookie of the year, says his expectations for Sonoma were much higher than a fifth place finish but he’s trying to look at the positives.

Josef Newgarden discusses the strong team effort after finishing sixth at Sonoma and fourth in the IndyCar championship.

Helio Castroneves congratulates Simon Pagenaud and the rest of his Penske team after finishing third in the championship and looks forward to next season.

Sebastien Bourdais discusses the mentally and physically demanding day at the Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Max Chilton reflects back on his rookie season in IndyCar and discusses the speed problems that impacted his finish in the Grand Prix of Sonoma.

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