Palou is entering rare IndyCar title territory

Palou is entering rare IndyCar title territory

At his current rate of production, Alex Palou is all but guaranteed to win his second NTT IndyCar Series championship.

Granted, we aren’t handing the Spaniard his second crown in a span of three years quite yet, and there’s still plenty of time for things to go wrong for the driver of the No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. But on his present trajectory, Palou is flying in territory that hasn’t been explored in 18 years.

Following Road America, where he arrived with a 51-point gap to teammate Marcus Ericsson and left with 74 points over the Swede, Palou is second only to the late Dan Wheldon on the all-time list with regard to the size of his championship margin with nine races left to run.

In 2005 with Andretti Autosport, Wheldon had a 76-point lead over teammate Tony Kanaan with nine races remaining on the calendar and held onto that advantage to earn his first and only IndyCar Series title. Palou, with a comfortable pad of 74 points over Ericsson, is amid

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