Congratulations to Will Power on his second Indycar championship. Power had a consistent season. His lowest finish was 19th at Road America, and he only finished outside of the top ten four times.
Race winner Alex Palou avoided the distinction of being the first defending championsince 2004 to not win a race the following year. Scott Dixon was the last champion to not have a win the nfoloowing year. It was a brilliant drive in what may be Palou’s final ride for Ganassi.
Congratulations to Christian Lungaard on winning the Rookie of the Year.
Palou overcame a six place grid penalty after an engine change. He backed up his fastest time in Saturday’s practice by leading this morning’s warmup.
What a great drive by Josef Newgarden coming from 25th to second.
I admire Palou’s ability to focus on the job at hand and push all the off track drama to the side. To win a race in the atmosphere he endured the second half of the season is amazing.
What a tough way for Callum Ilott to end the season after a great qualifying yesterday. With Juncos Hollinger Racing expanding to two cars form 2023, Ilott should have a more consistent year.
Newgarden won five races this season yet came up short in the championship. Two finbishes of 24th and 25th probably cost him the title.
Thanks for following along this weekend. Tomorrow is a long btravel day. I willm have a season wrap up on Tuesday.