Few tipped Will Power as a candidate for a second IndyCar title before the season began, but the 41-year-old beat a field packed with upcoming young talents.
Alex Palou won the final IndyCar race of 2022 but Will Power became champion for the second time despite a superb charge by rival Josef Newgarden.
Will Power took a record-breaking pole position at Laguna Seca, while his title rivals Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon were knocked out in the first round of qualifying.
Reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou and his rival Pato O’Ward have dropped out of contention for this year’s title with one race remaining.
Marcus Ericsson led the IndyCar championship by 35 points after his Indy 500 win but goes into this weekend’s finale with only an outside chance of taking the title.
A third win of the season for Scott McLaughlin kept his slim title hopes alive but second placed Will Power leads by 20 points heading into the season finale.
Scott McLaughlin and Will Power will share the front row for IndyCar’s penultimate race of the season after a six-place grid penalty drops Josef Newgarden to eighth.
The next two weekends will decide who wins the 2022 IndyCar title. But from seven contenders and four clear leaders it’s hard to pick a favourite.
Josef Newgarden scored his fifth win of the season in the St. Louis 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park, and took a major leap forward towards his third IndyCar title.
IndyCar points leader Will Power secured a record-equalling 67th career pole position in qualifying for the 500km oval race at Gateway.
Sunday’s IndyCar race in Nashville proved that the carnage seen in the inaugural event was no one-off. Does the event have a future?
Scott Dixon won from 14th on the grid with a damaged car, thrusting himself into championship contention as Will Power and Marcus Ericsson were among many to hit trouble in Nashville.
Marcus Ericsson will start from the same place he won from last year in the IndyCar Music City Grand Prix – down in 18th place, behind his main title rivals.
Alexander Rossi admitted he didn’t want to leave Andretti at the end of the season without ending a winning streak which lasted over three years.
Christian Lundgaard, who swapped F2 for IndyCar last year, says he and his team are on ‘the right path’ after taking a breakthrough second place at the Brickyard Grand Prix.
Alexander Rossi ended his 49-race win-less run at Indianapolis after team mate Colton Herta suffered more misfortune while leading.
Felix Rosenqvist took pole position for this weekend’s IndyCar race on the Indianapolis road course. Championship contenders Will Power and Pato O’Ward share the second row.
At Iowa Jimmie Johnson scored his best result since he arrived in IndyCar last year. Has the seven-times NASCAR champion finally got a handle on single-seaters?
Josef Newgarden was kept in hospital overnight for observation after suffering a fall at Iowa Speedway following his race-ending crash.
Pato O’Ward took his second win of the season in the second, 300-lap race at Iowa Speedway after Josef Newgarden crashed out of the lead.