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.
After driving to a third place finish at Laguna Seca, Romain Grosjean admitted that the reception from the crowd nearly brought him to tears.
Colton Herta led all but four laps to win his second career race at Laguna Seca, while Álex Palou took a major step towards the IndyCar Series championship.
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.