Scouting Report: Fantastic Five Eye Title on West Coast Swing

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ 2021 championship chase is effectively down to five drivers with three races remaining, the first of which is Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway (3 p.m. Number of INDYCAR Seasons: Officially, this is his third season, but he only competed in seven of the 17 races as a rookie in 2019. He made one start in 2018, finishing ninth in the season finale at Sonoma Raceway. 2021 at a Glance: Winner of three poles and two races (Texas 2, Detroit 2) in a season with five podium finishes. How He’s Fared at Remaining Tracks: Has only raced at Long Beach, finishing 12th in the 2019 race driving for Carlin. 2021 at a Glance: Won the season-opening race at Barber Motorsports Park and the race at Road America. How He’s Fared at Remaining Tracks: Has not raced at any of the tracks. 2021 at a Glance: Surging of late with wins in two of the past four races (Mid-Ohio and World Wide Technology Raceway). How He’s Fared at Remaining Tracks: None of his 20 career wins have come at one of these tracks, but he has a pair of podium finishes at Long Beach (third in 2017, second in 2019). 2021 at a Glance: Won the May 1 race at Texas Motor Speedway for his 51st career INDYCAR victory. How He’s Fared at Remaining Tracks: Long Beach has been his best venue of the bunch, with a win in 2015, a second in 2016 and a third in 2019. 2021 at a Glance: One of four drivers with two wins this season, his coming in Detroit Race 1 and the inaugural Nashville street race. Was forced to miss the Portland race in his rookie season due to a Formula One commitment.

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