Alex Palou hangs on to win Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Apr 18, 2021; Birmingham, Alabama, USA; Indy driver Alex Palou (10) reacts as he climbs out of the car after winning at Barber Motorsports Park. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Spain’s Alex Palou held off former Indy 500 winners Will Power of Australia and Scott Dixon of New Zealand to take the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala., for his first career IndyCar Series victory.

Power closed the lead significantly over the final seven laps of the 90-lap race on the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park road circuit, but Palou held on for the victory by a slim .4016-second margin in the closest ever IndyCar finish at Birmingham.

Dixon, the reigning IndyCar champion, was a shade under three seconds behind Palou, his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate. Pole sitter Pato O’Ward of Mexico was fourth.

–Field Level Media