Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda, overcame an engine grid penalty to win the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in what was an utterly chaotic end to the season. Dixon started the race on 11th and was handed a drive-through penalty following a first-corner collision with Rinus Veekay of Ed Carpenter Racing.

Dixon went off strategy, saved fuel, and scored his third win of the season, coming home 7.3s ahead of his fellow New Zealander, Scott McLaughlin of Team Penske, while 2023 champion Alex Palou was third.

Will Power ended the season with a fourth-place finish for Team Penske. At the same time, Callum Ilott had a fantastic race despite going off the track near the end and finishing the race in fifth place, just ahead of Christian Lundgaard for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

Alexander Rossi came home in seventh place just ahead of Marcus Armstrong, who clinched the Rookie of the Year award by 34 points over Agustin Canapino despite a collision with his teammate Marcus Ericsson.

Pato O’Ward ended the ninth-place race and earned enough points to obtain his FIA Super Licence. Ryan Hunter Reay had a great race with a tenth-place finish, while in his final race with the team, Romain Grosjean finished the event in 11th place in the No.28 DHL Honda.

Sting Ray Robb scored his best finish of the season in 12th place for Dale Coyne with RWR just ahead of Helio Castroneves, who ended his last full-time race in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 13th place just ahead of Augustin Canapino, who had a fantastic race for Juncos Hollinger Racing.

Marcus Ericsson finished his time with Chip Ganassi Racing, coming home in 15th place just ahead of Benjamin Pedersen and Santino Ferrucci, who ran up front all day until he lost his front wing following contact.

In his final outing for Arrow McLaren, Rinus VeeKay was 18th, just ahead of pole sitter Felix Rosenqvist in the No.6 NTT DATA Chevrolet.

David Malukas ended his final race for Dale Coyne Racing in 20th place, just ahead of Devlin DeFrancesco, who suffered a gearbox issue but stayed on track to claim valuable leader circle points for Andretti Autosport. Josef Newgarden had a dreadful day at the office as he came home in 22nd place, while Colton Herta retired from the race, as did rookie Juri Vips, who was involved in a first-lap incident that included his teammate Graham Rahal.

Kyle Kirkwood, Tom Blomqvist and Graham Rahal also retired from the race. For the second consecutive season Chevrolet won the Manufacturers championship.



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