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May 11, 2024 11:29 pm

Alex Palou repeats as champ at Sonsio Grand Prix

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Alex Palou continued to shine at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, winning the Sonsio Grand Prix on Saturday.

Palou also saw success on the 14-turn, 2.4-mile course last year, prevailing there on May 13, 2023. He led for 39 laps on Saturday, besting Will Power by 6.6106 seconds.

“It was an amazing win,” Palou said. “It’s great to be back-to-back from last year, and we’re going to continue this May. A win helps a lot, especially if it’s a pole and a win and the way we won it.

“We’re going to celebrate, for sure, but we’re going to switch this afternoon our focus to the big one.”

That “big one” Palou was referencing is the Indianapolis 500, which is scheduled for May 26. Practice for that race begins Tuesday.

Palou, driving the No. 10 Honda, now has 10 career IndyCar Series wins, with Saturday’s marking his first one that earned him points this season. He also prevailed at The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge in March, a race that didn’t result in any points.

Racing in the No. 12 Chevrolet, Power has landed as the runner-up in three of four races this year.

“Yeah, you do get sick of finishing second,” Power said. “Oh, my God. You’re just racing very tough people, and if you’re not exactly perfect, you won’t win. I wasn’t exactly perfect in qualifying, and I didn’t win.”

Christian Lundgaard, Scott Dixon and Marcus Armstrong rounded out the top five, finishing third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Lundgaard led for 35 laps and came away with his best finish of 2024.

–Field Level Media

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