Alex Palou won the final IndyCar race of 2022 but Will Power became champion for the second time despite a superb charge by rival Josef Newgarden.
Will Power took a record-breaking pole position at Laguna Seca, while his title rivals Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon were knocked out in the first round of qualifying.
Marcus Ericsson led the IndyCar championship by 35 points after his Indy 500 win but goes into this weekend’s finale with only an outside chance of taking the title.
A third win of the season for Scott McLaughlin kept his slim title hopes alive but second placed Will Power leads by 20 points heading into the season finale.
Scott McLaughlin and Will Power will share the front row for IndyCar’s penultimate race of the season after a six-place grid penalty drops Josef Newgarden to eighth.
Josef Newgarden scored his fifth win of the season in the St. Louis 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park, and took a major leap forward towards his third IndyCar title.
IndyCar points leader Will Power secured a record-equalling 67th career pole position in qualifying for the 500km oval race at Gateway.
Scott Dixon won from 14th on the grid with a damaged car, thrusting himself into championship contention as Will Power and Marcus Ericsson were among many to hit trouble in Nashville.
Marcus Ericsson will start from the same place he won from last year in the IndyCar Music City Grand Prix – down in 18th place, behind his main title rivals.
Alexander Rossi ended his 49-race win-less run at Indianapolis after team mate Colton Herta suffered more misfortune while leading.
Felix Rosenqvist took pole position for this weekend’s IndyCar race on the Indianapolis road course. Championship contenders Will Power and Pato O’Ward share the second row.
Pato O’Ward took his second win of the season in the second, 300-lap race at Iowa Speedway after Josef Newgarden crashed out of the lead.
With his fourth win of the season, Josef Newgarden now trails Marcus Ericsson by 15 points after the first leg of the Iowa double-header.
Will Power and Josef Newgarden will share the front row for the weekend’s 250 and 300 mile races at the short oval at Iowa Speedway.
Scott Dixon held off Colton Herta to win on IndyCar’s return to Toronto, inching closer to championship leader Marcus Ericsson in the process.
Colton Herta followed his McLaren Formula 1 test in Portimao this week by securing pole position for this weekend’s Indy Toronto race.
Scott McLaughlin scored his second career IndyCar win and second victory of the season at the Mid-Ohio Indy 200, holding off Alex Palou.
Patricio O’Ward will start on pole with an opportunity to gain ground in the championship tomorrow at the Mid-Ohio circuit.
After his surprise Indianapolis 500 win Marcus Ericsson leads the IndyCar standings at halfway, and his closest rival is another unexpected name.
Josef Newgarden’s victory brings him within 32 points of new championship leader Marcus Ericsson, while Will Power, Álex Palou, and Pato O’Ward lost ground.