IndyCar results, points after Laguna Seca

IndyCar results and points after Laguna Seca: Willpower captured the second title of his career in the NTT IndyCar Seriesand 2021 series champion Alex Palou celebrated his first win of 2022 in the season finale of the Monterey Grand Prix on Sunday.

Power’s third place finish on Sunday was his ninth podium of the year and the season’s consistency put the Aussie 16 points ahead of Team Penske teammate Josef Newgard (who finished second after starting Sunday 25) in the championship.

Power, 41, started first after breaking Mario Andretti’s record with his 68th pole position of his career (and his fifth in 2022).

Power, who won his first title in 2014, won the 17th IndyCar Championship for Penske and was on the team’s list of multiple champions alongside Rick Mears, Tom Sneva, Al Unser, Gil de Ferran and Newgarden.

Palou, who had started from 11th due to an engine change in his number 10 Dallara-Honda due to a penalty of six places on the grid, won by 30.3812 seconds (beating the previous highest margin of the season by more than 24 24 seconds). His fourth career win capped off a turbulent season punctuated by a contract dispute with Chip Ganassi Racing (after the Spaniard signed with McLaren Racing).

Here are the IndyCar results and standings for Sunday after the season finale of the Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca:

RESULTS

Click here for the official box score from the 95-lap race of a 2.238-mile, 11-turn street course in Monterey, California. Click here for the lap guide summary.

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Here is the finish order at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and rationale (if any):

1. (11) Alex Palou, Honda, 95, running
2nd (25) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 95, race
3. (1) Willpower, Chevrolet, 95, running
4th (8) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 95, race
5. (16) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 95, running
6th (7) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 95, running
7th (4) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 95, running
8. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 95, race
9. (9) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 95, running
10. (3) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 95, race
11th (18) Colton Herta, Honda, 95, race
12. (13) Scott Dixon, Honda, 95, running
13. (6) David Malukas, Honda, 94, running
14. (14) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 94, running
15. (20) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 94, running
16. (23) Jimmie Johnson, Honda, 94, running
17th (10) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 94, running
18. (19) Graham Rahal, Honda, 94, running
19. (12) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 94, running
20. (21) Jack Harvey, Honda, 94, running
21. (17) Kyle Kirkwood, Chevrolet, 94, running
22nd (26) Simona De Silvestro, Chevrolet, 94, race
23. (22) Takuma Sato, Honda, 94, running
24. (15) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 93, running
25. (24) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 93, running
26. (2) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 37, mechanic

Average speed of the winner: 103.277km/h; Time of the race: 2:03:31.0628; Profit margin: 30.3812 seconds; Caution: 1 for 3 rounds; Change of leadership: 7 out of 5 drivers; Lap leader: power 1-14; Ilotte 15; Palou 16-18; Rosenqvist 19-23; power 24-26; Palou 27-67; Newgarden 68-72; Palou 73-95.

POINTS

Click here for the points list in the Sunday race.

Here are the final standings after 17 races this season:

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Top 10 in points: Power 560, Newgarden 544, Dixon 521, McLaughlin 510, Palou 510, Ericsson 506, O’Ward 480, Rosenqvist 393, Rossi 381, Herta 381.

rest of the ranking: Rahal 345, VeeKay 331, Grosjean 328, Lundgaard 323, Pagenaud 314, Malukas 305, Daly 267, Castroneves 263, Sato 258, Ilott 219, Johnson 214, Harvey 209, DeFrancesco 206, Kirkwood 183, Kellett 133, Tony Kanaan 78, Ed Carpenter (75), Santino Ferrucci (71), Tatiana Calderon (58), JR Hildebrand (53), Juan Pablo Montoya (44), De Silvestro (34), Marco Andretti (17), Sage Karam (14), Stefan Wilson (10).

IndyCar results, points after Laguna Seca originally appeared on NBCSports.com

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