IndyCar results and points standings after Harvest GP Race No. 2 Saturday

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Pole-sitter Will Power led all 75 laps Saturday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, where Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden narrowed the IndyCar championship race in the Harvest GP results.

Power’s victory was his fourth this season and the 39th of his career, tying the 39-year-old Australian with four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser for fifth on the all-time list of winners. Andretti Autosport drivers Colton Herta and Alexander Rossi rounded out the podium.

Newgarden finished fourth, chopping another eight points from Scott Dixon’s lead heading into the Oct. 25 season finale at St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Pato O’Ward took fifth, followed by Jack Harvey, Graham Rahal, Dixon, Alex Palou and Simon Pagenaud.

After winning his 61st career pole position Saturday morning (six short of tying Mario Andretti’s record), Power became the winningest driver on the IMS road course with his fourth victory, which was the second wire-to-wire in his career (the first was in 2011 at Barber Motorsports Park).

Here are the IndyCar IMS results and points standings from Saturday in Race 2 of the Harvest GP:


RESULTS

Click here for the box score from Saturday’s Harvest GP Race 2 at IMS

Click here for the lap leader summary from the race


POINTS

After 13 of a scheduled 14 races, Dixon’s lead has shrunk to 32 points (502-470) over Newgarden (who trailed by 72 points entering the Harvest GP doubleheader race weekend at the IMS road course).

Dixon has lost 85 points from his lead since he had a 117-point margin after his most recent victory Aug. 29 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

Regardless of Newgaden’s finish, Dixon must finish eighth or better at St. Pete to clinch his sixth championship.

The rest of the top 10: Colton Herta 401, Will Power 388, Pato O’Ward 376, Graham Rahal 354, Takuma Sato 328, Simon Pagenaud 311, Alexander Rossi 305, Felix Rosenqvist 294.

Click here for the driver points chart from Saturday’s race at IMS.


NEXT: The NTT IndyCar Series will conclude the season Oct. 25 at St. Petersburg, Florida, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.