・Alex Palou finishes third at second round of NTT INDYCAR SERIES doubleheader HY-VEE race weekend at Iowa Speedway
・Scott Dixon runs sixth for second consecutive day; Colton Herta finishes seventh
A closing-laps charge from Alex Palou netted the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship points leader a third-place finish today in the HY-VEE One Step 250, closing race in a double-header weekend at Iowa Speedway.
As a result, Honda driver Palou continues to hold a strong, 80-point lead in the chase for the 2023 Drivers' Championship over Josef Newgarden, who swept both races this weekend.
Palou's Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Scott Dixon, finished sixth for the second day in a row; just ahead of a Honda trio that included Andretti Autosport's Colton Herta; an impressive David Malukas for Dale Coyne Racing with HMD, eighth; and Marcus Ericsson in ninth.
Honda continues to lead the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers' Championship, with seven victories and nine poles in 12 races this season. Honda currently has an unofficial 35-point advantage (978-943) over rival Chevrolet. The company is seeking its fifth NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers' Championship in the last six years in 2023.
After a hectic run of five races over a six-week period, the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES now takes a week off before resuming on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee, for the August 4-6 Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.