The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix was won by polesitter Alex Palou’s Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, but only after surviving a caution-strewn race and holding off the Penske Chevy of Will Power.
The 2021 champion took his second victory of the season after leading 74 laps, and moved into a 51-point lead in the championship. Considering the Penskes didn’t look a match for the Ganassi cars this weekend in terms of tire life, Power will take satisfaction from beating three of the CGR cars after going a different way on tire strategy, despite being nudged onto two wheels during a late restart.
He finished ahead of a bruising fight between the Arrow McLaren Chevys of Felix Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi, which eventually resulted in the latter striking a wall and allowing Scott Dixon to slip past into fourth. Kyle Kirkwood, whose car was damaged at the start, staged a brilliant fightback to finish sixth.
The first start was waved off when only the first eight cars wer