Palou Leads Honda 1-2 at Road America

Palou Leads Honda 1-2 at Road America

21.06.2021: Alex Palou reclaims the championship points lead with Road America victory Andretti Autosportís Colton Herta takes second place Honda powers seven of top eight finishers, leads Manufacturersí Title chase

    Alex Palou reclaims the championship points lead with Road America victory

    Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta takes second place

    Honda powers seven of top eight finishers, leads Manufacturers’ Title chase

Honda’s Alex Palou claimed his second victory of the year today in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ visit to the National Park of Speed, Road America.

Palou, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, started on the outside of the front row and led the final two laps en route to victory. The win puts Palou back in command of the Drivers’ Championship standings, with an 28-point lead over Pato O’Ward, and 53 points over teammate Scott Dixon.

Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta finished second, giving Honda their second 1-2 finish of 2021 and an unofficial 29-point lead in the manufacturers’ standings.

Palou’s teammates Dixon and Marcus Ericsson, Dale Coyne Racing with RWR’s Romain Grosjean, Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi and Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s Takuma Sato also all finished in the top eight with Honda power.

REV Group Grand Prix of Road America Honda Results   


    1st Alex Palou

    Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

    2nd Colton Herta

    Andretti Autosport Honda

    4th Scott Dixon

    Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

    5th Romain Grosjean-R

    Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda

    6th Marcus Ericsson

    Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

    7th Alexander Rossi

    Andretti Autosport Honda

    8th Takuma Sato

    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda

    11th Graham Rahal

    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda

    13th Ryan Hunter-Reay

    Andretti Autosport Honda

    15th James Hinchcliffe

    Andretti Autosport Honda

    17th Jack Harvey

    Meyer Shank Racing Honda

    19th Cody Ware-R

    Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda

    22nd Jimmie Johnson-R

    Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

    23rd Ed Jones

    Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers’ Championship (unofficial, after 9 rounds)

Honda                  738 points
Chevrolet              709

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Drivers’ Championship (unofficial, after 9 rounds)

    Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda                     349 points [2 race wins]

    Pato O’Ward, Arrow McLaren SP                               321 [2 wins]

    Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda                   296 [1 win]


Alex Palou (#10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) Winner REV Group Grand Prix of Road America, Championship leader:
“Oh man, I don’t know what to say. Thank you to all the #10 car crew and team. It was amazing. We had a really good car all through the race, right from the start.

Honda and HPD did an amazing job, because we were able to overtake where we needed. Super happy, and super proud of this Chip Ganassi Racing Team. I can’t believe it. Mid-Ohio’s next, right? Let’s get a win there as well!”

Colton Herta (#26 Andretti Autosport Honda) Finished Second:
“We were just lacking a little bit of everything today, and that kept us from challenging for the win.

We were going to finish where we deserved. I think we had third-place pace today, but caught a break with Josef’s [Newgarden] problem. But the podium is nice, and happy for Gainbridge, and always happy to be powered by Honda. Big ‘thank you’ to them, and a Honda 1-2, so that’s awesome.”

Romain Grosjean (#51 Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda) Finished Fifth
: “I think we gained more positions on track [17 passes for position] than anyone else.

We lost some positions on our pit stops, but the car was great. We found something from yesterday and it was just ‘go for it, right, left, center’ all day long. It was so cool. I had great fun and enjoyed it a lot, it was a good weekend for us.”

Rebecca Johnson (Director of Production, Honda Performance Development) on today’s Honda win at Road America:
“Alex [Palou, race winner] was strong all day long, and was in a position to capitalize at the end when opportunity presented itself, so it was great to see him score a second win this year.

It looks like he could have a great future with us in INDYCAR racing. Colton [Herta] had another strong run today, and fully earned his podium finish, while Romain Grojean also featured today, with three Honda teams – Chip Ganassi Racing, Andretti Autosport and Dale Coyne Racing – all getting top-five results here. Now it’s on to Mid-Ohio and hopefully another win on our ‘home ground’.”

Fast Facts

    Four of the five Honda partner teams in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES finished in the top eight at today’s REV Group Grand Prix of Road America.

    After sweeping the double header weekend in 2020, Palou’s victory today marks the third consecutive win for Chip Ganssi Racing at Road America and fourth consecutive for Honda at the track.

    Honda has scored victories in six of the nine races so far in the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Palou previously scored at the season-opening Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. Scott Dixon, Colton Herta, Marcus Ericsson, Helio Castroneves have also won for Honda in 2021.

    Honda drivers led in on-track passes today, with Ericsson, Grosjean, Sato, Dixon and Graham Rahal combining for passes for position.


The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is back racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course July 2-4 for the Honda Indy 200, Presented by The HPD Ridgeline.

- Honda photos IndyCar


21.06.2021 / MaP

More News

Meyer Shank Racing Finishes 17th at Road America
 After charging to second in the order on the first lap of the the Rev Group Grand Prix, Meyer Shank Racing took a gamble on strategy midway through the race that didn’t play out as the team had been hoping, as driver more >>
REV Group GP Road America IndyCar race classification - Palou wins ahead of Herta and Power and takes lead
NTT IndyCar SeriesREV Group Grand Prix RaceRoad AmericaSunday, June 20, 2021Alex Palou passed Josef Newgarden with two laps remaining Sunday to win the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America a more >>
Harvey Qualifies Third at Road America for Meyer Shank Racing
Jack Harvey once again proved to be a front runner in the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda during Saturday’s Rev Group Grand Prix qualifying at Road America. Harvey put the Meyer Shank Racing Indy car third in the order for S more >>
REV Group GP INDYCAR Road America Qualifying - Newgarden ahead of Herta and Harvey
NTT INDYCAR SERIESREV Group Grand PrixRoad AmericaSaturday, June 19th 2021Firestone Fast 61    Josef Newgarden    2    01:46.0186    136.301&n more >>
IndyCar Road America practice 1 classification - Romain Grosjean fastest
NTT Indy Car SeriesREV Group Grand PrixPractice 1Friday, June 18, 2021Rookie Romain Grosjean led the first practice for the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR on Friday afternoon at Road America.For more >>
Meyer Shank Racing Reveals Castronevesí Transcard Livery for Big Machine Music City Grand Prix
Coming off of his record-setting fourth Indianapolis 500 win, Helio Castroneves will return to INDYCAR action with Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) when the series heads to Nashville for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix o more >>
Meyer Shank Racing Road America Preview
Eight races down, eight races to go. Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) will reach the halfway point of the 2021 NTT INDYCAR Series season this weekend as the team heads to Road America for the Rev Group Grand Prix on Sunday (12: more >>
Tough Luck for Jack Harvey in Detroit Race 2
Jack Harvey was hoping to take lessons learned from Saturday’s Detroit Race 1 into Race 2 on Sunday but unfortunately several instances of bad luck prevented Harvey from moving his No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda through th more >>
IndyCar Chevrolet Detroit GP race 2 classification - O'Ward takes victory ahed of Newgarden and Palou
Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix RaceSunday, June 13, 20211    Pato O'Ward    5    16    70    01:41:30.8814    3  &nb more >>
Marcus Ericsson, Honda Win Opening Round of NTT IndyCar Detroit Doubleheader
    Marcus Ericsson scores his first NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory at Belle Isle Park    Honda drivers have now won five of seven races in 2021     Second race of doubleheader weekend runs on Sunday more >>
Jack Harvey Takes 16th in Detroit Debut
Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) driver Jack Harvey made his first-ever race start on the streets of Belle Isle on Saturday, racing his way to 16th in the first of two NTT INDYCAR Series races on the weekend. more >>
IndyCar Detroit GP Race result - Ericsson takes victory ahead of VeeKay and O'Ward
Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 1Saturday, June 12, 2021In one of the most unpredictable NTT INDYCAR SERIES seasons ever, Marcus Ericsson pulled off one of the more improbable victories in recent memory in Race 1 o more >>
IndyCar Detroit GP - Pato O'Ward takes top spot for first race
IndyCar Detroit GPChevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 1Saturday, June 12, 2021Pato O'Ward earned the NTT P1 Award for the Chevrolet Dual at Detroit, taking the top spot for the first race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by more >>
History Made as Paretta Autosport Competes in the Indianapolis 500 with Mostly Female Crew
For the first time in the 105-year history of the Indianapolis 500, a team comprised primarily of women has competed in the world’s largest sporting event. It was a dream brought to reality by long-time motorsport executive and team principal more >>
Castroneves, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda Win the Indianapolis 500
    Helio Castroneves scores record-tying fourth Indy 500    Meyer Shank Racing delivers first NTT INDYCAR SERIES win at Indy    One-Two Finish for Honda power more >>
Indy500 race classification - Helio Castroneves winner ahead of Palou and Pagenaud
105th Running of the Indianapolis 500Indianapolis Sunday, May 30, 2021   Helio Castroneves joined the most exclusive club in racing - four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500 - this afternoon more >>
Meyer Shank Racing Wins Indianapolis 500
- Expanding on a successful sports car operation, MSR made first Indianapolis start in 2017 with driver Jack Harvey- 2021 marked first-ever 2 car Indianapolis 500 entry for MSR, with Jack Harvey finishing more >>
Indy 500 starts today - aired live
For now, Indianapolis Motor Speedway stands majestically in silence, awaiting spectators en masse for the first time in two years.Race To Air Live on NBC Locally A crowd of 135,000 – 40 percent of venue cap more >>
Justice Brothers set for 76th Consecutive Indianapolis 500
Family Eager to continue tradition in person this yearThe Indianapolis 500 is an event laden with traditions. For the 106th running of the event next Sunday – back wh more >>
Honda driver quotes after Indianapolis 500 qualifying - fast facts, where to watch
Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Honda) Fastest in Indianapolis 500 first-round qualifying: "Huge shout-out to Honda, kudos to them for getting seven of the [Fast Nine] spots, as this series is just so competitive. The longer I'm involved in this sport, the more I appreciate the accomplishments we achieve as a team, as I realize just how hard they are. To have more >>
Dixon, Honda Claim Pole For 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500
    Scott Dixon, Colton Herta will start one-two with Honda power    Seven Honda drivers take part in Top Nine final qualifying shootout    Fastest field in Indy 500 history more >>
Paretta Autosport Makes Field for Indy 500 in Dramatic Final Qualifying Effort
Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 held its reputation for coming down to the wire on “Bump Day” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   The No. 16 Paretta Autosport/Rocket Pro TPO Chevy of Simona De Silvestro was one of five e more >>
Helio Castroneves Will Start Eighth for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500
Two-car effort set to start from third (Castroneves) and seventh (Harvey) rows next Sunday Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) made its first appearance in the Firestone Fast Nine on Sunday with more >>
Indianapolis 500 Sunday Qualifying - Scott Dixon on pole ahead of Herta and VeeKay
105th Running of the Indianapolis 500Qualifications - Fast 9Sunday, May 23, 2021   1    Scott Dixon    9    38.6669    38.8134    38.9049  &n more >>
Paretta Autosport Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day One Notes and Quotes
Day one of qualifying for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge took place today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The No. 16 Paretta Autosport/Rocket Pro TPO Chevy entry had fans on their feet as Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro attempted to qualify with her mostly female pit crew team preparing the car.   more >>
Dixon, Honda Fastest in First Round Qualifying for Indianapolis 500
  All 17 Honda-powered entries make the field on day one of qualifications    Honda drivers claim seven of nine slots for tomorrow’s pole shootout    Three of five Honda teams qualify for Sunday’s fast-nine shootout more >>
Meyer Shank Racing Indianapolis 500 Qualifying review, quotes
Castroneves will go for pole on Sunday: Harvey locked into 20th for the 500 mile race Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) qualified for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday with more >>
Indianapolis 500 qualifying day 1 classification - Dixon ahead of Herta and Kanaan
105th Running of the Indianapolis 500Qualifications - Day 1Saturday, May 22, 2021   2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Dixon will mak more >>
Indianapolis Day 4: Meyer Shank Racing Fast Friday review
Meyer Shank Racing’s Qualifying Draw will see Harvey qualify 26th and Castroneves qualify 4th on Saturday The boost was turned up for INDYCAR’s annual “Fast Friday” whi more >>
Indianapolis 500 final practice classification - Dixon ahead of Herta and Kanaan
105th Running of the Indianapolis 500Practice 5Friday, May 21, 20211    Scott Dixon    9    00:38.5766    19    233.302    29   more >>
Indianapolis 500 - 4 practices results
  105th Indianapolis 500Thursday, May 20th, 2021Practice 41    Tony Kanaan    48    00:39.9395    71  &nbs more >>
Meyer Shank Racing Indianapolis 500 Practice day 3 facts, quotes
Harvey closes out the day P1 on the no tow charts Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) continues to click off the laps and run through the check list during Indianapolis 500 practice on Thu more >>
Meyer Shank Racing Indianapolis 500 practices review and quotes
Day 2: Meyer Shank Racing Indianapolis 500 Practice  Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) closed out another successful day of on track action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the 105th Runni more >>
Meyer Shank Racing Displays All New Look in IMS Garages
The colorful scheme possible thanks for MSR partner CAP fixturesBetween the INDYCAR Grand Prix and preparations for the Indianapolis 500, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) spends nearly a month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every May. The chance to c more >>
Strong Indianapolis Run Ends in Heartbreak for Harvey
All signs were pointing towards Jack Harvey racing to a podium return and potentially a breakthrough INDYCAR Series victory with Meyer Shank Racing on Sunday during the GMR Grand Prix, but a flat tire on lap 38 ended all ho more >>
GMR IndyCar Grand Prix Indianapolis, VeeKay takes victory ahead of Grosjean and Palou
GMR Grand PrixIndianapolisSaturday, May 15, 20211    Rinus VeeKay    21    7    85    01:47:08.5773    33    R more >>
Pole for Grosjean, Honda at GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis
- Romain Grosjean takes first INDYCAR SERIES pole-  Jack Harvey qualifies third for Honda and Meyer Shank Racing-  Alex Palou qualifies fourth as Honda drivers claim three of the top four starting positi more >>
Jack Harvey Qualifies Third at Indianapolis
Returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course and the site of his first-ever INDYCAR Series podium, Jack Harvey was aiming to surpass his best qualifying run (second - 2020) and go for pole position on Frid more >>
GMR IndyCar Series qualifying -Grosjean on pole ahead of Newgarden and Harvey
NTT INDYCAR SERIESGMR Grand PrixIndianapolis Motor Speedway RCFriday, May 14th 2021   1 51 Grosjean, Romain (R) D/H/F 01:09.4396 126.447 Round 3 / Firestone Fast Six2 2 Newgarden, Josef D/C/F 01:09.5665 126.216 Rou more >>


2001-2022 full copyright