Palou focused on keeping IndyCar season sizzling while future plans simmer

ROAD AMERICA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - JUNE 18: #10: Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda winner video call at Road America on Sunday June 18, 2023 in Elkhart Lake, United States of America. (Photo by LAT Images)

The competitive nature of the NTT IndyCar Series makes domination by one driver a rare feat — particularly a run like Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou has been on, winning three of the last four races and establishing a sizable early point lead toward a second IndyCar championship heading into this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Yet while obviously happy with the way things are going, the Spaniard isn’t taking anything for granted.

“I wouldn’t say that it’s dominant, honestly,” he said of his season to date. “I would say that the points that we have now look better than what our races have been. We are just able to maximize everything well. Others, they couldn’t really maximize everything. It still counts. We still have that gap and all those points, which it’s great. But I don’t think it’s dominating. It’s just maximizing.

“I just think that everything is working really good for us now. I feel like we were as strong as we are now a

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