IndyCar results and points standings after Grand Prix of Portland

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IndyCar Portland results and points standings: Alex Palou moved back into the championship lead with his series-leading third victory of the season Sunday.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver won by 1.2895 seconds over Alexander Rossi to take a 25-point lead over Pato O’Ward (who finished 14th) with two races remaining this season.

Scott Dixon finished third and is 49 points behind his Ganassi teammate in pursuit of his seventh title.

Josef Newgarden, who started 18th and finished fifth Sunday, remained third in the standings.

The two-time IndyCar champion is 34 points behind Palou, who also has victories this season at Barber Motorsports Park and Road America.

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings Sunday after the Grand Prix of Portland:


RESULTS

Click here for the box score from the 110-lap race at the Portland Internatonal Raceway road course. Click here for the lap leader chart.

Here is the finishing order with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out:

1. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 110, Running
2. (2) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 110, Running
3. (3) Scott Dixon, Honda, 110, Running
4. (20) Jack Harvey, Honda, 110, Running
5. (18) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 110, Running
6. (4) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 110, Running
7. (10) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 110, Running
8. (6) Colton Herta, Honda, 110, Running
9. (15) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 110, Running
10. (5) Graham Rahal, Honda, 110, Running
11. (8) Ed Jones, Honda, 110, Running
12. (26) Takuma Sato, Honda, 110, Running
13. (14) Will Power, Chevrolet, 110, Running
14. (7) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 110, Running
15. (27) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 110, Running
16. (16) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 110, Running
17. (25) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 110, Running
18. (12) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 110, Running
19. (11) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 110, Running
20. (22) Jimmie Johnson, Honda, 110, Running
21. (23) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 109, Running
22. (21) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 95, Running
23. (17) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 91, Running
24. (9) Oliver Askew, Honda, 89, Contact
25. (19) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 77, Mechanical
26. (24) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 50, Mechanical
27. (13) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 1, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 102.011 mph; Time of race: 2:07:04; Margin of victory: 1.2895 seconds; Cautions: 4 for 20 laps; Lead changes: 12 among 8 drivers; Lap leaders: O’Ward 1-28; Rahal 29-34; Jones 35-36; Harvey 37-39; Dixon 40-42; Palou 43; Rahal 44-73; Harvey 74-75; Palou 76-78; Dixon 79; McLaughlin 80-84; Ericsson 85; Palou 86-110.


POINTS

Click here for the points tally in Sunday’s race.

Through 14 races, here are the full points standings for:

Drivers

Entrants

Engine manufacturers

Pit stop performance

Top 10 in the standings: Palou 477, O’Ward 452, Newgarden 443, Dixon 428, Ericsson 402, Herta 348, Rahal 342, Power 332, Pagenaud 329, Rossi 299.


NEXT: The NTT IndyCar Series will race Sunday, Sept. 19 (3 p.m. ET, NBC) at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the 15th of 16 rounds and final road course in the 2021 season (click here for the full broadcast schedule this year).

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.