Palou Seemingly Unstoppable Makes it 4 of the Last 5 Wins at Mid-Ohio

July 2, 2023Steve Rable
NTT Indy Car

Alex Palou (Ganassi Racing) is a man on a mission. Having won 4 of the last 5 races Palou has extended his championship lead substantially over his competitors. Palou is running away with the championship and no one seems to have an answer for him. When ask about his dominance he took the humble approach by stating, “I think maybe we’re starting to honestly. But it’s really tight. It’s about putting everything together. We’ve been able to do this quite often this year. Hopefully we’ll be able to keep it together. We haven’t been fastest in practice or qualifying, but we have been in the races and that’s where it matters.”

Palou Continued Regarding Setting the New Benchmark on the Grid

“I would say it’s the same target if you are 10 points or 50 points in front,” Palou said. “So, yeah, obviously everybody is seeing what we’re doing. We’ve got three wins in a row. We can keep it going because I know we have good cars and a great team. So, yeah, I don’t think it’s getting larger.” Some might not agree. With every win in the result column for Palou Will power loses more and more ground for a potential title defense. Two time world champion Josef Newgarden also feels like he’s taken a back seat for his championship run. Scott Dixon remains 6 points ahead of Newgarden. Both he and Newgarden will need answers and fast if they want any chance at cutting into this lead by the end of the season. With his third win in a row Palou takes a 110 point lead ahead of Scott Dixon in the standings

Top 10 NTT IndyCar Standings Post Race

Palou 377, Dixon 267, Newgarden 261, Ericsson 255, O’Ward 250, McLaughlin 229, Power 226, Rossi 216, Herta 204, Lundgaard 194.