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Alex Palou Earns His First NTT IndyCar Series Pole For Sundays Grand Prix Of Portland, Rossi 2nd

Chip Ganassi Racing‘s Alex Palou claims his first NTT IndyCar Series pole position on his first trip to Portland International Raceway for the Grand Prix of Portland.

“It was really intense” Palou said. “We needed this one. We’ve been super competitive throughout this season, but we’ve never got that pole. But we got it here.”

Palou was fastest in the early practice session after bringing out a red flag and was fastest in every segment of qualifying he took laps in. After an engine failure and wreck in the past two events, Palou put himself in prime position to take his third win of the 2021 season.

Qualifying Results:

  1. Alex Palou

  2. Alexander Rossi

  3. Scott Dixon

  4. Felix Rosenqvist

  5. Graham Rahal

  6. Colton Herta

  7. Pato O’Ward

  8. Ed Jones

  9. Oliver Askew

  10. Marcus Ericsson

  11. Max Chilton

  12. Sebastien Bourdais

  13. James Hinchcliffe

  14. Will Power

  15. Scott McLaughlin (R)

  16. Conor Daly

  17. Helio Castroneves

  18. Josef Newgarden

  19. Callum Ilott (R)

  20. Jack Harvey

  21. Romain Grosjean (R)

  22. Rinus VeeKay

  23. Jimmie Johnson (R)

  24. Takuma Sato

  25. Ryan Hunter-Reay

  26. Simon Pagenaud

  27. Dalton Kellett

Check out the full report from Paul Kelly:

Check out the qualifying report by David Malsher-Lopez:


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