The 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES reached its halfway mark on Sunday at Road America. The Sonsio Grand Prix saw Alex Palou score his third win in four races and gave Chip Ganassi Racing their 250th victory in all competition.
Alex Palou, in the No.10 American Legion Honda has done a fantastic job and heads to Mid-Ohio next month with a 74 point lead in the championship over his teammate Marcus Ericsson.
Palou is likely to continue his strong form for the rest of the season and is surely favourite to win his second title.
Ericsson kicked his season off in stylewith victory in the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. We expect the Swede to be fast for the rest of the season.
Josef Newgarden has had a great season so far and in May he won his first Indianapolis 500 so he is likely to be a contender for the rest of the season.
Arrow McLaren added a third car this season with Alexander Rossi joining Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist. O’Ward is currently fourth in the championship,226 points behind Palou.
Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Women In Motorsports Honda is fifth having had an incredible drive in Sunday’s Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America coming from 23rd to finish the race in fourth.
We can expect Scott Dixon to competing for the championship by the end of the season.
Defending NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Will Power is currently in eighth place in the championship, 134 points behind Palou.
Kyle Kirkwood scored his first career victory in Long Beach but since than Andretti Autosport has had a tough few races.
Colton Herta took pole in Road America and dominated the race but lost position in the closing laps of the race and finished the race in fifth.
Meyer Shank Racing and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will be hoping for a strong second half of the season following a tricky start to the year for both teams.
The next race on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule is the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar course on July 2.