I can't blame anyone, it's my fault - Josef Newgarden

Team Penske's Josef Newgarden has said he takes blames himself for the crash which ended his and James Hinchcliffe's afternoon in the second race of the 'Dual in Detroit'

The incident came after Hinchcliffe left the pits after a not so smooth pit stop on lap 33, the Canadian made haste on the exit and moved onto the racing line to slow the run of Newgarden who was also being chased down by Andretti Autosport Alexander Rossi.

Newgarden was checked-up and had to slow down, allowing Rossi a run on him towards Turn 3, the Californian looked to try and pass but sensibly backed out of it. The 2017 series champion made the late move on Hinchcliffe's #5 Arrow SPM, but had out-braked himself and ended up into the barrier at Turn 3.

Hinchcliffe almost avoided the incident, but Rossi, in his attempts to avoid them locked his rear brakes and crashed into the back of Hinchcliffe, forcing his car into Newgarden's breaking them both.

Rossi managed to escape unscathed and eventually finish in fifth, making up several points on championship leader, Newgarden.

Speaking to NBCSN after the incident, Newgarden said: "I can't blame anyone, it's my fault. It's ultimately my fault with how it happened. But I thought he (Hinchcliffe) didn't have to come across the track, I just got held up.

"I should have made a better decision there, obviously it's not the right thing that I did and that's on me. I feel bad, it hurts in the moment. I feel for my guys, sorry to my team. Sorry to Chevrolet, we had a good day yesterday and we wanted to have another good day today.

"I actually thought we were fine, but I think I picked up too much marbles on the inside and it was just too slick, I tried to turn but lost the rear and picked up too much debris.

"I just should have analysed it all better, should have gone left, not right. That's on me."

Newgarden still leads the championship by 15 points over Rossi heading into the ninth round of the NTT IndyCar season at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6-8.