・Romain Grosjean notches his fifth-career runner-up finish, after pole position start, at Barber Motorsports Park
・Ganassi Honda duo Alex Palou and Scott Dixon run fifth and seventh
・Sophomore star for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Christian Lundgaard, finishes sixth
Andretti Autosport’s Romain Grosjean led the way for Honda today in the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix, scoring his fifth-career—and second consecutive—second place finish, just shy of achieving his first NTT INDYCAR SERIES win.
Grosjean led a race-high 57 laps before losing the lead to Scott McLaughlin in the final stint. Fighting tire wear and without push-to-pass at the end of the race, Grosjean was able to hold off a charging reigning champion, Will Power, to cross the line second.
Alex Palou scored a top-five finish for Honda aboard the #10 Chip Ganassi Racing machine, while his teammate, six-time champion Scott Dixon, finished seventh.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Christian Lundgaard shone today at Barber, making daring passes throughout the race to score a sixth-place finish—his best result of the year thus far.
Despite only finishing tenth today at Barber, Marcus Ericsson retains the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship point lead, while Honda maintains a 13-point edge in the manufacturers’ standings.
・Honda holds the early-season lead in the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers’ Championship, with two victories and three poles in the first four races this season. Honda leaves Barber Motorsports Park with a 13-point advantage (325-312) over rival Chevrolet. The company is seeking its fifth NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers’ Championship in the last six years in 2023.