Live blog: Bourdais wins dual at Detroit Grand Prix

Geoff Robinson
Special to The Detroit News
Simon Pagenuad exits Turn 1 during IndyCar qualifying Friday on Belle Isle.

Bourdais claims another win in Detroit

Last year's day two winner, Sebastien Bourdais, was able to hold off rookie Connor Daly after Daly pitted with nine laps to go to win the first leg of the Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle.

Daly had the lead but needed to fuel up. He came out still ahead of the rest of the pack, but Bourdais' two-second lead was too much for the rookie to overcome.

Juan Pablo Montoya finished third, Graham Rahal fourth and Helio Castroneves fifth.

Pole sitter Simon Pagenaud finished 13th.

Rookie Daly in the lead

With 10 laps left to run, rookie Connor Daly leads last year's winner of Sunday's dual, Sebastien Bourdais. The two are  fighting for position with Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Juan Pablo Montoya all hot on their heels. It's anyone's race right now.

Former leader Scott Dixon had trouble shifting gears coming out of pit lane, costing him his shot at winning this race.

New names at the top

Juan Pablo Montoya is still in first, but a couple of guys that decided not to pit under caution are now running right behind him.

Rahal Graham, Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais are all within five second of Montoya with just 18 laps to run.

Power runs out of...power

Will Power was running near the top of the race and looked to be in good position to compete down the stretch. Unfortunately for Power, he lost power in his onboard computer and a right rear tire in turn three.

Hinchcliffe crashes, Montoya takes lead

James Hinchcliffe was running fifth before he spun into the tires in turn seven, bringing out the caution flag and ending his day.

Hinchcliffe was having himself a nice run as he was within five seconds of the leader, Simon Pagenaud.

Everyone decided to pit on the caution and Juan Pablo Montoya came out the leader on lap 43.

A large cell of rain appears to be heading straight for Belle Isle.

Pagenaud bites back

As Juan Pablo Montoya came out of pit road, he found himself in a battle for first place with Will Power and Simon Pagenaud.

Along the wall, Pagenaud was able to give Power a little bump and reclaim his spot at the top. The race is half over after the drivers just completed the 35th lap.

Power comes out of pit road ahead of Pagenaud

Will Power took over the lead when Simon Pagenaud hit pit road for the first time. After pitting himself, Power came out about a second ahead of Pagenaud and that could be a big story going forward with the second half of this race.

Although Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon currently lead the race, Power and Pagenaud are in good position to win this thing.

Pagenaud dominating, rain arrives at Belle Isle

Simon Pagenaud built an insane six-and-half second lead as Will Power moved in front of Helio Castroneves for second place on the 22nd lap.

The rain has found its way to the track and the team's will switch out to those monster rain tires. Pagenaud pitted for the first time after the completion of his 23rd lap.

Pagenaud and Castroneves still lead, Power makes a move

The restart came after four laps under caution. Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves have yet to pit, making for a very interesting situation as to when they will change their red tires that typically don't last more than 12 laps. The two are still in the lead on lap 18, but I'm not sure how their gamble with their tires is going to pay off.

Will Power made a strong move to third place after getting by Carlos Munez and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Caution comes out on lap 10

Max Chilton made contact with the wall and that brought out the caution flag at Belle Isle.

Scott Dixon's crew had trouble getting fuel into the car on Dixon's pit stop. As the rest of the field averages about eight seconds per stop, Dixon lost a lot of time being in for 21 seconds. That 13 seconds cost Dixon, who was running sixth, to fall to the 15th spot in the field.

Pagenaud and Castroneves off to solid start

Pole sitter Simon Pagenaud is still out in front with Helio Castroneves hot on his feels six laps into the race. Both cars are moving through the track seamlessly and appear comfortable maneuvering the twists and turns of the Belle Isle track.

Five laps in, Pagenaud is about half a second ahead of Castroneves, with the next closest car, driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, being about two seconds behind Castroneves.

Just a reminder: There are 70 laps in today's race.

Jack Hawksworth joined the field late as his car would not fire on pit road. He's currently sitting a lap behind most of the field.

Larkin gets things started

Red Wings' forward Dylan Larking has said the most famous words in racing: "Drivers, start your engines."

The race is ready to go under somewhat uncertain conditions. Some spotters have reported seeing rain drops. Should the rains come, it will only make this race more interesting as we'll find out who can persevere.