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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series made its return to the Pacific Northwest Sunday for the running of the Grand Prix of Portland. Alex Palou ended up scoring the victory from pole, regaining the championship lead from Pato O’Ward. Here’s the latest photo gallery highlighting the 110-lap race.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Alex Palou capped off a marvelous weekend at Portland International Raceway with his third career NTT IndyCar Series victory. Not only he won from the pole, he regained the championship lead with just two rounds remaining. On top of leading 29 of 110 laps, Palou was able to utilize what he’s learned from testing at the 1.964-mile road course weeks ago. Simply being gaining track experience as other teams, such as Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi, who finished second, wasn’t able to do. “ItRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Alexander Rossi reached the NTT IndyCar Series podium for the first time this season. The objective was to win Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland, but had to settle for a runner-up finish. Unable to catch race winner Alex Palou on the final restart. At one point, the Andretti Autosport driver was relegated to deep into the field after missing the chicane on the opening lap. The same can be applied for his fellow front runners Palou and Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing.Read More

Posted On September 11, 2021By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Alex Palou Locks Pole at Portland

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – A key ingredient that’s alluded Alex Palou is having strong qualifying speed that’ll earn him the NTT P1 Pole Award. That all changed Saturday afternoon at Portland International Speedway as the Spaniard clocked in at 58.7701 seconds, 0.0872 seconds quicker than Alexander Rossi. After dealing with grid spot penalties and race day heartbreaks, Palou is thrilled of having positive momentum. More so that he’s entering Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland second in points, now nine markers behind Pato O’Ward with three rounds remaining.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – No driver from Mexico has ever led the NTT IndyCar Series championship this deep into the season. Not even Adrian Fernandez 21 years ago when he was in the title mix as he never led the championship trail. That all changed last month at Gateway when Pato O’Ward took the points lead away from Alex Palou. O’Ward finished second while Palou was collected in a multi-car accident. With just three rounds remaining, the gap between them is 10 points heading into the GrandRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Sebastien Bourdais, two-time winner of the Grand Prix of Portland, confirmed during Friday’s media bullpen that he doesn’t have a contract set up with AJ Foyt Racing next season. “Larry (Foyt) is trying to find the money to put it together. That’s the intention,” said Bourdais. “There’s a lot of pieces that need to fall together to make it possible. We’re not really focused on it, but doing the best we can this year. If we can continue, that’ll be great. If itRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After not having an NTT IndyCar Series on the West Coast for the first time since 1946 last year, the region will be the final destination for the next three weeks. The first leg of the West Coast Swing begins at Portland International Raceway where the news continue to be endless. Among the 27-car field, there’ll be another debutant in American Open Wheel Racing, driving for a team that’s making its series return. That being former Formula 2 driver Callum Ilott, who’ll drive for the rebrandedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew will end the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series campaign with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. He’ll be piloting the No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda for the final three rounds of the tour, beginning at Portland International Raceway next Sunday. Wednesday’s announcement marks the third RLL Racing entry’s third driver of the year with Santino Ferrucci and Christian Lundgaard previously driving the Honda-powered entry. In six starts, a pair of sixth-place finishes from Ferrucci at the 105th Indy 500 and Belle Isle RaceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Major auto racing in the Pacific Northwest may have been cancelled for the year due to COVID-19, but it’ll still be a part of the NTT IndyCar Series’ future. Both the City of Portland and Green Savoree Portland LLC announced Thursday that the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway will still be a part of INDYCAR through 2023, guaranteeing there will be more racing out West as this years marks the first time the sport won’t make a single visit in that region sinceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 1946, America Open Wheel Racing won’t be visiting the West Coast following the cancellations of both the Grand Prix of Portland and the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca doubleheader Monday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NTT IndyCar Series confirmed they won’t be heading to those two venues and will leave the month of September without racing. The first removed was Portland International Raceway, originally scheduled to have its third straight grand prix weekend on September 11-13. The Oregon circuit issued aRead More