・Marcus Ericsson runs fourth for Honda in first round of NTT INDYCAR SERIES doubleheader race weekend at Iowa Speedway
・Scott Dixon runs sixth, Kyle Kirkwood seventh; while Alex Palou maintains large championship points lead with eighth-place finish
・Second 250-lap race set for Sunday
Marcus Ericsson continues to shine on the oval tracks of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, leading the way for Honda with a fourth-place finish today in the first 250-lap race of a doubleheader weekend at Iowa Speedway.
Ericsson's Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Scott Dixon, recovered from handling issues early in the contest to finish sixth, just ahead of Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach race winner Kyle Kirkwood in his Andretti Autosport Honda.
Championship leader Alex Palou now holds a 98-point advantage over today's race winner Josef Newgarden with an eighth-place finish in his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.
Honda continues to lead the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers' Championship, with seven victories and nine poles in 11 races this season. Honda currently has an unofficial 68-point advantage (915-847) over rival Chevrolet. The company is seeking its fifth NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers' Championship in the last six years in 2023.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES completes a hectic run of five races over a six-week period this Saturday and Sunday at Iowa Speedway with a doubleheader race weekend, the only twin-race weekend on the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule.
The 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES remains at Iowa Speedway for Sunday's second round in the double-header HY-VEE race weekend. Coverages of the 250-lap HY-VEE One Step 250 starts on NBC tomorrow at 3 p.m. EDT.