Colton Herta Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – When the green flag dropped on Sunday’s Hy-Vee One Step 250 at Iowa Speedway, the odds were long for Will Power starting deep in the field, but as we have learned time and time again, the Aussie is never one to be counted out. Starting from 22nd place and with track position at a premium, the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet shifted into strategy mode early, electing to save fuel to run longer in an effort to make up groundRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Scott McLaughlin has been a roll all weekend in Iowa. Fastest in practice? Check. A pole and another front row start? Check. Now he can add an NTT IndyCar Series oval win to his resume after winning Saturday night’s Hy-Vee Homefront 250 at Iowa Speedway over Pato O’Ward. “Hell yeah. Give me a beer!” McLaughlin exclaimed after climbing from his car in victory. “The XPEL Chevy was unreal. What got it done tonight was the pit stops, the team. Got me out inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Fast in Corn Country. In the first oval race of the hybrid era in the NTT IndyCar Series at Iowa Speedway, Colton Herta and Scott McLaughlin cemented themselves as the fastest drivers in qualifying on Saturday, banking the pole for the Hy-Vee Homefront 250 later this evening and Sunday’s Hy-Vee One Step 250. Herta’s lap of 17.1506 seconds (187.655 mph) was enough to secure him the top spot for Saturday night, his second pole of the season, as well as his first everRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – The Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend at Iowa Speedway is officially underway. In the lone practice session of the weekend leading into the Saturday/Sunday doubleheader on the 0.894-mile oval in Central Iowa saw drivers get their first look at the partially repaved surface to try and dial their cars in for the remainder of the weekend. Scott McLaughlin, who ran second in the first race of the weekend in Iowa last season, struck the first blow of the 2024 Iowa weekend by putting his No.Read More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – Pato O’Ward resisted constant pressure from NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship leader Alex Palou over the closing laps to win The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the 2025 Civic Hybrid on Sunday. O’Ward slid his No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet sideways through the final corner on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to hold off Palou’s No. 10 Ridgeline Lubricants Chip Ganassi Racing Honda by .4993 of a second, the closest finish this season on a road or street circuit. “That was a hard-foughtRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – The relentless pressure of Alex Palou prevailed again Saturday, as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship leader won the NTT P1 Award for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the 2025 Civic Hybrid. Palou earned his second consecutive pole and third NTT P1 Award in the last six races this season with a top lap of 1 minute, 5.3511 seconds in the No. 10 Ridgeline Lubricants Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. SEE: Qualifying Results It was the sixth career pole for two-time and defending series champion Palou,Read More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – Championship leader Alex Palou paced the opening practice for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the 2025 Civic Hybrid on Friday, a session in mixed weather conditions that prevented most of the field from enough track time to give the new INDYCAR hybrid system a full workout. Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Palou was quickest at 1 minute, 7.0650 seconds in the No. 10 Ridgeline Lubricants Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Palou, who leads second-place Will Power by 23 points in the standings, is aRead More
By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Amid varying fuel and tire strategies and numerous restarts, one truth emerged again Sunday in the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey: Alex Palou is almost untouchable lately at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Palou earned his second victory in the last three years at the Northern California circuit, taking the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship lead with his second victory of the season in the No. 10 DHL Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Two-time and reigning series champion Palou, who started from the pole, beat Colton Herta’s No. 26Read More

Posted On June 22, 2024By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Palou Powers to Precise Pole at Laguna Seca

By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Alex Palou maintained the pressure in his quest for a third title by winning the NTT P1 Award for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey on Saturday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Palou earned his second pole of the season and fifth of his career with a best lap of 1 minute, 7.1465 seconds in the No. 10 DHL Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Palou is second in the championship standings, five points behind Will Power, who qualified 15th in the No.Read More
By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Scott McLaughlin led the opening practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey on Friday, as NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers worked to come to grips with the evolution of the asphalt since the legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca was repaved last season. McLaughlin was quickest at 1 minute, 7.6325 seconds in the No. 3 Good Ranchers Team Penske Chevrolet on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile circuit that includes the famous “Corkscrew” turn complex. Numerous drivers spun or ventured off track while working to adjust to the lower levelsRead More