Alex Palou Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Silly season will always be the talk in motorsports and IndyCar isn’t immune to its wild nature. There are drivers who are looking to prove their worth elsewhere or in some cases, redeem themselves. In this third installment of our previews, we’ll highlight four drivers who’ll either return to a familiar team or starting a brand new page in their careers — James Hinchcliffe, Felix Rosenqvist, Alex Palou and Ed Jones. WRITER’S NOTE: Colton Herta is another driver with a new ride, but he’ll be onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing has been all the rage when it comes to its 2021 NTT IndyCar Series lineup because they have quite the diverse lineup unlike any other team in the paddock. Their four-driver lineup will still have the newly crowned six-time series champion Scott Dixon and Marcus Ericsson, who wrapped up quite a noble debut season with the team. However, it’s the other two new signees and one leaving is what I’d like to dive further on how I feel about those changes. Obviously,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Not even before taking the green flag, mayhem happened in Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway where a crash took out three Andretti Autosport entries. With weather being a concern, the 23-car field were about to take the green flag for the 200-lap event, but at the back half of the field is where things went awry due to the competition checking up. Alex Palou went underneath Rossi where a few seconds later, Rossi got hit in the back byRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer On a day where all rookies were snake bitten in some shape or form, Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward survived the 104th Indianapolis 500 with a sixth-place finish and likely to claim Rookie of the Year honors. After failing to qualify last year for Carlin, O’Ward had a noble showing in his Indy 500 debut Sunday, but it would take such showing and a lot of help from other rookies to make it possible. That’s because at the start of the race, it was Rinus VeeKayRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Marco Andretti captured pole for next Sunday’s 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 (2: 30 p.m. ET on NBC). Piloting the No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport Honda, Andretti was the last driver to go out in the Fast Nine shootout and put together a four-lap average of 231.068 mph on the 2.5-mile superspeedway to unseat five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) from the top spot by a narrow 0.017 of a second. It’s the sixth pole of Andretti’s career and eclipses his previous bestRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two days of practice for the Indianapolis 500 are in the books and one man has shown impressive strides where he might have become a dark horse contender for this year’s Greatest Spectacle in Racing. And that dark horse contender is rookie Alex Palou. The Spaniard hasn’t let the Indianapolis Motor Speedway intimidate him as he’s been among the top-10 fastest in not just overall speed, but on average lap runs as well. This was the case Thursday when Palou’s No. 55 Dale Coyne Racing withRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The front row for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America saw a flashback to 2018 as Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta, the top-two points finishers in Indy Lights that year, will lead the field to the green flag for the second 55-lap race. O’Ward one upped his former Indy Lights teammate and rival with a time of 1:44.8971 (137.758 mph), just 0.2790 seconds quicker than Herta’s time to capture his maiden NTT P1 Pole Award and the first under the Arrow McLaren SP banner.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Alex Palou came into the NTT IndyCar Series as an unknown to many fans in the United States, but after Saturday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, his already impressive stock value grew tremendously following a third-place finish at one of the many tracks he’s never raced before. “That was an awesome race for us. It was a tough day today. My first time here at Road America, having free practice, qualifying and the race in the same day is tough,” Palou on his overallRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – If Race 1 of the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR Doubleheader was any indication, it’s going to take more than an action-packed race and a series of late-race cautions to beat Scott Dixon in 2020. Five-time series champion Dixon continued his undefeated start to the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda by winning the REV Group Grand Prix Race 1 on Saturday, July 11 at Road America. CLICK HERE: Race 1 Official Results Dixon’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A day Rinus VeeKay would love to forget as his horrid NTT IndyCar Series debut ended with another crash during Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. The Ed Carpenter Racing rookie was already under hot water following his “rookie mistake” by clipping the white line in Turn 3 during practice which sent him into the wall. They were able to get VeeKay’s car repaired and ready in time for the 200-lap race that lasted only 36 for the Dutchman. At the exit of Turn 1,Read More