It’s Monday, September 11, 2023, and that is Racing Recap, your abstract of final weekend’s motorsports motion. IndyCar delivered its championship trophy to Alex Palou at Laguna Seca after a season finale with eight cautions. In NASCAR, it was the perfect of instances and the worst of instances for 23XI Racing at Kansas Speedway. MotoGP noticed the gorgeous return of reigning champion Pecco Bagnaia at Misano after he was run over final week.
Ganassi Thrives In IndyCar Monterey Finale
Scott Dixon received his 56th profession IndyCar race at yesterday’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. Dixon’s teammate Alex Palou eradicated him from championship rivalry final week in Portland, however the six-time champion wasn’t able to pack it in for the season. Palou took the lead early and led essentially the most laps, however Dixon took benefit of the quite a few crash-caused warning to leap forward on pit technique. Marcus Armstrong, one other Ganassi driver, was capable of clinch Rookie of the Year honors with an eighth-place end regardless of not contesting any of this 12 months’s oval races.
1. Scott Dixon (Ganassi)
2. Scott McLaughlin (Penske) – +7.318 seconds
3. Alex Palou (Ganassi) – +10.611 seconds
4. Will Power (Penske) – +14.666 seconds
5. Callum Illot (Juncos) – +21.128 seconds
Reddick Snatchs Kansas Win From Team Owner
The Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway got here right down to an time beyond regulation restart. Tyler Reddick was capable of fly from fifth place to first over a single lap. The 23XI driver was virtually unchallenged on the next remaining lap and punched his ticked to the subsequent playoff spherical. His group proprietor Denny Hamlin completed second, recovering after bogging down on the restart. Before time beyond regulation, Hamlin had the strongest automotive on observe. Hamlin’s different driver, Bubba Wallace, was even worse off after he blew a tire early in Stage Two. He completed thirty second, 4 laps down.
1. Tyler Reddick (23XI)
2. Denny Hamlin (Gibbs) – +0.327 seconds
3. Erik Jones (Legacy) – +0.516 seconds
4. Kyle Larson (Hendrick) – +0.642 seconds
5. Joey Logano (Penske) – +0.823 seconds
Pramac’s Martin Sweep MotoGP Weekend In Misano
Last weekend’s horrific pair of opening lap crashes in Barcelona have been nonetheless on the minds of many in Misano. The incident was sure to impression the highest of the standings. The reigning champion and factors chief Francesco Bagnaia climbed again onto his manufacturing facility Ducati lower than every week after getting run over, however he clearly wasn’t in one hundred pc well being. Jorge Martin, second within the standings, received each dash and have races whereas main each lap. Bagnaia completed third in each races. The Pramac rider closed a 62-point hole from two rounds in the past right down to 36 factors. Behind Pecco in each races was 37-year-old Dani Pedrosa in a improbable wildcard outing with KTM.
1. Jorge Martin (Pramac)
2. Marco Bezzecchi (VR46) – +1.350 seconds
3. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) – +3.812 seconds
4. Dani Pedrosa (KTM) – +4.481 seconds
5. Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) – +10.510 seconds