Josef Newgarden (Penske) won the Saint Louis Grand Prix at the World Wide Technology Raceway on the night of Saturday to Sunday August 21. The American is already on his fifth victory of the 2022 IndyCar season and continues to close in on Will Power (Penske) at the top of the overall standings.
The two men stand in just three points while there are only two events left to play (Portland and Laguna Seca). Will Power even led the Saint Louis Grand Prix for 128 laps before dropping the pace during a disputed restart at night following bad weather (6th).
The star of this race was rookie David Malukas (Dale Coyne Racing). The Lithuanian-American rookie thought he could win his very first IndyCar event as his pace in the final laps was remarkable. The 20-year-old driver had to settle for second position.
Thanks to their respective third and fourth place, Scott McLaughlin (Penske) and Pato O’Ward (Arrow McLaren SP) preserve their title chances. Indeed, the top 7 of the Championship is separated by 58 points! That’s just four more points than an IndyCar win can bring.
Winner of the previous race in the streets of Nashville, Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) finished eighth, ahead of his teammate Alex Palou. The French missed out on their evening. Romain Grosjean (Andretti), who started 18th, moved up to 13th place while Simon Pagenaud (Meyer Shank Racing) took the opposite route (started 14th, arrived 20th).
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2022 IndyCar Saint Louis Grand Prix standings: