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Preview – 2023 Gallagher Grand Prix at IMS

By Dylan Reynolds,

The 2023 INDYCAR season continues weekend with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2023 Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. will be covering the action all weekend so stay tuned to this site and our Twitter page @openwh33l for all of the latest news.

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INDY NXT by Firestone Preview: INDY NXT by Firestone Grand Prix (Entry List) – Friday, August 11th, 2023 4:50PM (ET) Peacock – The INDY NXT by Firestone championship battle has tilted towards Christian Rasmussen as the Danish driver leads Nolan Siegel by 45 points and Hunter McElrea by 59 points. Juncos Hollinger Racing dominated the weekend in May with Matteo Nannini taking a shockingly dominant pole and victory but he is no longer with the team. Here is the box score from the race at IMS earlier this season.

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Preview: Gallagher Grand Prix – Saturday, August 12th, 2023 2:00PM (ET) NBC – After another exciting weekend in Nashville, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES rolls into Brickyard weekend with Alex Palou holding an 84 point lead over Josef Newgarden in the championship with just four races remaining. Last year’s Indy Lights champion Linus Lundqvist is back in the Meyer Shank Racing No. 60 this weekend substituting for the still-not-cleared Simon Pagenaud. Previous driver performance at the circuit shows seven winners in the field in Will Power (5), Scott Dixon (1), Colton Herta (1), Newgarden (1), Palou (1), Alexander Rossi (1), and Rinus VeeKay (1). Palou and Rossi are the two most recent winners. Looking at the box scores from the 2023 GMR GP and 2022 Gallagher GP on the IMS road course, Rossi and Christian Lundgaard finished in the Top 5 in both races. If that’s expanded to the Top 10, that duo is joined by Palou, Newgarden, Felix Rosenqvist, Scott Dixon, and Graham Rahal.

My pick to win: Alex Palou – It’s difficult to NOT pick Alex Palou on a road or street course at the moment. After the dominance he put on display at this venue in May, he’s an easy pick for me this weekend.

My picks: Alexander Rossi $28, Colton Herta $27, Christian Lundgaard $27, & Linus Lundqvist $18 – Rossi and Lundgaard’s recent performances at this circuit have been excellent and provide great value at their price points. Herta dominated both races last year and figures to have a stronger weekend now though he has had a strangely quiet year. Lundqvist is an excellent value at just $18 after impressing in his debut last weekend.