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IndyCar: Full Driver Championship Standings After Indy GP at Barber Motorsports Park

IndyCar: Full Driver Championship Standings After Indy GP at Barber Motorsports Park

After four races, the battle for the IndyCar drivers championship is heating up. While the top three drivers remain the same, they are only separated by nine points heading into Indianapolis. Reigning Indy 500 champion Marcus Ericsson holds a three-point lead over Pato O’Ward, with 2021 series champion Alex Palou just nine points behind his teammate.

Scott McLaughlin’s victory at Barber Motorsports Park today vaulted him five places in the standings, up with fourth place. He is just 11 points out of the lead with Romain Grosjean 15 points back after another frustrating runner-up finish today. Josef Newgarden fell two spots after a brutal race relegated him to a 15th place finish.

Will Power, the defending series champion, moved up three spots with his podium finish today. The two-time champ is just one point behind his teammate Newgarden, with the next race being the one that he has absolutely dominated over the course of his career. Six-time champion Scott Dixon dropped one spot to 8th after his 7th place finish today at Barber.

Andretti Autosport teammates Kyle Kirkwood and Colton Herta each dropped in the standings after today’s race, but remain inside the top-ten. There is one more race on the schedule (IMS road course) before the Indianapolis 500, where no one cares about points. There will be 12 bonus points awarded during qualifying though, which could play a key role in determining the 2023 series champion.

2023 INDYCAR Series Championship Standings  
Pos  Driver  Team  Manufacturer Points
1 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 130
2 Pato O’Ward Arrow McLaren Chevrolet 127
3 Alex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 121
4 Scott McLaughlin Team Penske Chevrolet 119
5 Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport Honda 115
6 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet 105
7 Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 104
8 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 98
9 Kyle Kirkwood Andretti Autosport Honda 92
10 Colton Herta Andretti Autosport Honda 85
11 Callum Ilott Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet 80
12 Christian Lundgaard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 77
13 David Malukas Dale Coyne Racing Honda 74
14 Alexander Rossi Arrow McLaren Chevrolet 72
15 Felix Rosenqvist Arrow McLaren Chevrolet 66
16 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 65
17 Marcus Armstrong Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 62
18 Agustin Canapino Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet 47
19 Rinus VeeKay Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 47
20 Helio Castroneves Meyer Shank Racing Honda 45
21 Simon Pagenaud Meyer Shank Racing Honda 45
22 Santino Ferrucci AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet 44
23 Jack Harvey Rahal Letterman Lanigan…

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