Humble Beginnings Help Palou Keep Cool in Hot Title Race

If there’s one thing the NTT INDYCAR SERIES paddock has learned about Alex Palou this season, more than his immense talent or his drive to be exactly like teammate Scott Dixon, it’s that he’s just happy to be here. That’s because Palou didn’t think he would be here. Every afternoon after school, Palou and his dad would go to the track. One day, when Palou was 7, a track employee noted his speed and insisted he take part in a race at the track. “I think about where I came from every day,” Palou said. For the next three years, Palou went to school and trained like an Olympic athlete. “My family and I, we never thought to try to be a race car driver,” Palou said. “I saw that I was a guy with a mentality like him,” Palou said.

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