Friday, September 17, 2021

IndyCar’s Championship “Chase”

Although We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Playoffs, Chase, Double Points or Lucky Dawgs’


With just two races remaining the next two weekends, i.e.; Laguna Seca and Long Beach, there’s currently 108 points still on offer. As we All know that Alex Palou has vaulted himself back into the Championship lead, and also currently has the most season wins with three vs. O’Ward, Newgarden and Ericsson’s two apiece.


2021 IndyCar Point Standings

1) Alex Palou: 477

2) Pato O’Ward: 452 (-25)

3) Josef Newgarden: 443 (-34)

4) Scott Dixon: 428 (-49)

5) Marcus Ericsson: 402 (-75


Won’t attempt doing All of the countless Points scenarios for who does what, since I’m sure everyone else will oblige! But obviously, if Palou leads Monterey 55 points ahead of his nearest competitor, (2nd) then He’s Champion.


Arse-sumin’ Palou won’t clinch the title Sunday, but probably gets very close to doing so, heading to Long Beach, but who Knows? Especially the way this Wild ‘N Wooly season has been going! But you’d have to think Palou has had his spate ‘O Bad luck already, Righto?


As it would be Uber entertaining to See’ Romain Grosjean claim his first IndyCar win of the season at Laguna Seca! But I’ll leave it to IndyCar’s Oldest Blogger Geo. Phillips to put the Dreaded Oilpressure Curse upon whomever instead, Hya!


As I suppose we shouldn’t count out Colton Herta as winner at Monterey, since if I remember correctly? Didn’t he put a Beatdown upon his IndyCar compatriots at Laguna Seca in 2019…


And Grosjean will need a mighty Points Haul to either close back into striking distance at Long Beach or Overtake Scott McLaughlin in this year’s Rookie Of the Year (ROY) Championship Fight. As McLaughlin has steadily increased his lead from seven markers entering Gateway to now a healthy 38.


Also like many, including Racer’s Marshall Pruett, I too simply got caught up in the Drama of the elusive IndyCar Leaders Circle Prize contestants, since I knew it was Only for Full Season entrants! So we can All count out Boobie Ruble’s #45 RLLR third entry being in the running for this, and ditto for the #06 Meyer Shank Racing entry.


As the two Fulltime entrants whom seem to have a lock at not making the cut are Carlin’s Max Chilton (P23) and A.J. Foyt’s Dalton Kellett. (P24) Like are you surprised?