Palou Paces Eventful Opening Practice at Portland

Alex Palou regained momentum in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship race by leading the opening practice for the Grand Prix of Portland on Saturday at Portland International Raceway. Palou’s best lap of 58.7824 seconds came after spinning off track at the final chicane at Turn 12 approximately 38 minutes into the 75-minute session. Second-year INDYCAR driver Palou has never raced at this track, as this race was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meyer Shank Racing flexed its muscle during the opening practice at Portland, with its two drivers ending up second and third behind Palou. 3 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet into the tire barrier in Turn 14 about 65 minutes into the session.

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