Why Iowa is make or break for some of Palou’s IndyCar title rivals

Why Iowa is make or break for some of Palou's IndyCar title rivals

The guy had a terrible qualifying run for the Honda Indy Toronto and ended up 15th on the starting grid, hit the wall halfway through the race while trying to avoid someone else’s crash, broke the front wing to the point of it barely hanging on in the final laps, but finished second, all while saving ridiculous amounts of fuel due to pitting five laps before the eventual race winner.

If that’s what a ‘bad’ weekend looks like for Alex Palou, hand him the championship trophy right now and save everyone a lot of wasted time, money, and travel.

Kidding aside, adversity could strike at any moment and strip the comfortable lead Palou’s currently enjoying, but until that happens — if it happens at all — we’ll continue to watch his march forward in a season unlike any other. With a massive 117-point lead entering the Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend doubleheader in Iowa, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver is generating statistics that are nothing less than ridiculous.

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