Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud is the only driver to have completed every lap so far in the 2017 season.
The series heads to Watkins Glen this weekend for the penultimate race of the season with Pagenaud in fourth place in the standings on 504 points. The Frenchman was involved in slight contact with his team mate and championship leader Josef Newgarden last weekend which saw Newgarden win the Bommarito Automotive Group 500.
Speaking following Saturday night’s race, Pagenaud commented by saying:
We had a great race with the Menards Chevrolet. All of the adjustments left us with a great car at the end. When we needed to come up with a great pit stop; we did. Those guys really are the best. They always come through when they have to. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out there at the end. I can’t say that I’m overly pleased, but that’s racing. We still have the championship out there, so we’ll get ready for Watkins Glen.
Pagenaud has completed all 2,186 laps this season and heads to the IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen in fourth place in the championship, 43 points behind championship leader Josef Newgarden.