Palou Dominates Sprint for the Purse, Pockets $500,000

In a race of varying strategies, pure speed paid off for Alex Palou with a lucrative victory Sunday in the Sprint for the Purse at The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge. Palou led all 20 laps of the Sprint for the Purse from the pole, driving his No. “I was a bit surprised how the competitors did the first 10 laps, saving tires. 26 Gainbridge Honda fielded by Andretti Global after deliberately finishing more than 90 seconds behind Palou in the first 10-lap segment of the Sprint for the Purse to save his Firestone Firehawk tires. The most intense action in the final 10-lap segment came courtesy of Herta and Alexander Rossi. 8 American Legion Chip Ganassi Racing Honda for fifth on Lap 12 and then passed Armstrong for fourth with three laps to go after a stirring duel.

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