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Alex Palou Wins 2021 NTT IndyCar Championship With Chip Ganassi Racing In His Sophomore Season

Alex Palou clinched his first NTT IndyCar Series championship with a composed drive to fourth place Sunday in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.


Palou became the first Spaniard to win an IndyCar Series championship and became Chip Ganassi Racing’s second consecutive title winner and 14th INDYCAR SERIES champion overall. The 24 year old is the first champion younger than 25 since current teammate Scott Dixon in won the championship in 2003 and is the seventh-youngest champion in IndyCar Series history.



“What a race, what a year, what a season,” Palou said. “This team is amazing. I’m super proud to be a part of Chip Ganassi Racing, all our partners. I’m super proud to be a champion and for the opportunity these guys gave me."


“Dream completed. Let’s get another one now.”


2021 NTT IndyCar Series Final Point Standings:


  1. Alex Palou 549

  2. Josef Newgarden 511

  3. Pato O'Ward 487

  4. Scott Dixon 481

  5. Colton Herta 455

  6. Marcus Ericsson 435

  7. Graham Rahal 389

  8. Simon Pagenaud 383

  9. Will Power 357

  10. Alexander Rossi 332

  11. Takuma Sato 324

  12. Rinus VeeKay 308

  13. Jack Harvey 308

  14. Scott McLaughlin 305

  15. Romain Grosjean 272

  16. Sebastien Bourdais 258

  17. Ryan Hunter-Reay 256

  18. Conor Daly 235

  19. Ed Jones 233

  20. James Hinchcliffe 220

  21. Felix Rosenqvist 205

  22. Helio Castroneves 158

  23. Dalton Kellett 148

  24. Santino Ferrucci 146

  25. Max Chilton 134

  26. Jimmie Johnson 108

  27. Ed Carpenter 107

  28. Tony Kanaan 96

  29. Oliver Askew 61

  30. Juan Pablo Montoya 53

  31. Sage Karam 53

  32. Pietro Fittipaldi 34

  33. JR Hildebrand 30

  34. Cody Ware 26

  35. Marco Andretti 22

  36. Charlie Kimball 20

  37. Christian Lundgaard 19

  38. Callum Ilott 18

  39. Ryan Norman 10

  40. Simona De Silvestro 10

  41. Stefan Wilson 10

  42. Kevin Magnussen 7

  43. RC Enerson 5


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