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.
IndyCar’s returns to Toronto and Iowa are confirmed, along with a February start in St. Petersburg, Florida and the 106th Indianapolis 500 on 29 May.
Romain Grosjean’s fine oval debut put him within striking distance of claiming Rookie of the Year honours for 2021 in the upcoming final three IndyCar races.
Oval racing is vital to IndyCar’s identity but attendance has fallen and some drivers have raised safety concerns. More short courses may be the answer.
Josef Newgarden scored his second win of the 2021 IndyCar Series, while Patricio O’Ward took the championship lead after Álex Palou and Scott Dixon were taken out in a multi-car accident.
Will Power claimed pole position for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Gateway while points leader Alex Palou starts on the penultimate row after a penalty.