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Alex Palou
Alex  Palou
Chip Ganassi Racing
10 Honda Spain Verizon P1 Award
10
Alex Palou
rank
1
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 1
Astor Cup Trophy
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
1
Race Wins
3
Birthday
Apr 1, 1997
Hometown
Barcelona, Spain
Residence
Indianapolis, Indiana

ON TRACK

  • Won the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship, the first Spaniard to win an INDYCAR SERIES title.
  • Has competed and won races in Euroformula Open, Spanish Formula 3, GP3, Japanese Formula 3 and Super Formula, 
  • 2019 Super Formula Rookie of the Year

OFF TRACK

  • Knows three languages including: Spanish, English and Italian.
  • His hobbies are sports, outdoor activities and music.
  • Celebrates his INDYCAR SERIES wins by eating fried chicken.
  • First became interested in racing after seeing a go-kart track while walking to school with his father in their hometown in Spain.

    CAREER STATS

    YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
    2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 16 3 1 10 12 137 14
    2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 14 0 0 1 3 1 11
    Total 30 3 1 11 15 138 25

    RAF = Running at Finish

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    First Start
    June 6, 2020 (Texas)
    First Win
    April 18, 2021 (Barber)
    First Pole
    September 11, 2021 (Portland)

    NTT IndyCar Series

    • 2021
      • Won NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship for Chip Ganassi Racing in his first season with the team.
      • Scored his first three NTT INDYCAR SERIES victories in 2021 at Barber Motorsports Park, Road America, and Portland International Raceway
      • Earned first pole position in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES at Portland International Raceway.
    • 2020
      • Finished 16th in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES point standings as a rookie for Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh.
      • Scored his season-best finish and first career podium at Road America-1.
    • 2019
      • Announced his move from Super Formula to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, joining Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh

    Alex's Road to INDYCAR

    • 2019
      • Recorded his first Indy car test with Dale Coyne Racing at Mid-Ohio.
      • Won the Super Formula Championship Race.
    • 2017
      • Competed at the All-Japan Formula Three Championship.
    • 2016
      • Scored a second place finish at the Silverstone Sprint Race for Campos Racing.
    • 2015
      • Recorded his first race in the Formula 3 Series with Campos Racing.
    • 2014
      • Made his debut in open-wheel racing competing in the Euroformula Open Championship for Campos Racing.
    • 2012
      • Won the WSK Euro Series in 2012.
    Chip Ganassi Racing

    Chip Ganassi created his own one-car Indy car team in 1990. Today, his racing empire includes entries in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and NASCAR Cup Series

    Chip Ganassi Racing's open-wheel teams have amassed 13 championships and more than 100 wins, while overall his teams can claim 20 championships and more than 225 wins.

    Chip Ganassi Racing solidified its place in open-wheel racing history, becoming the first team to amass four consecutive CART championships with Jimmy Vasser (1996), Alex Zanardi (1997-98) and rookie Juan Pablo Montoya (1999).

    Following a switch from CART to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2003, Ganassi and driver Scott Dixon captured the championship. Dixon claimed his second title for Ganassi in 2008, while Dario Franchitti won three straight series titles from 2009-11, allowing the team to amass another four consecutive Indy car titles. Dixon won his third title with a dramatic rally in the final third of the 2013 season, claimed the 2015 title on a tiebreaker after claiming a win in the season finale, continued the championship legacy with his fifth championship in 2018, and solidified his legendary status with his sixth championship in 2020.

    In 2010, Ganassi was responsible for the first American auto racing "Triple Crown" (Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 wins) and added the first-ever "Chip Slam" of motorsports to his resume with a victory in the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona (holding all four major titles at one time).

    For 2021, Chip Ganassi Racing has expanded to a four-car lineup. Swede Marcus Ericsson returns for his second season in the No. 8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing entry. Scott Dixon continues his quest for his seventh championship in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing entry. Spaniard Alex Palou joins the team in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing entry, Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson begins a new chapter of his legendary motorsports career in the No. 48 Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing entry for the road/street events, with 2004 INDYCAR SERIES champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan taking the reins for the four oval events.

    Team Website chipganassiracing.com/