Alex Palou dominated the first event of the NTT IndyCar iRacing Challenge, leading a race-high amount of laps en route to winning at virtual Circuit Gilles Villeneuve March 18.
Palou completed his rookie NTT IndyCar Series season last year, finishing 16th in the point standings with a best finish of third in the third race of the season at Road America.
Palou started on the pole and dominated before relinquishing the lead when pit stops took place. After everyone cycled through back onto the course, Palou regained the lead after he made contact with McLaughlin.
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The next virtual event takes place on Thursday, March 25 at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway. It will be streamed live on INDYCAR.com, IndyCar’s YouTube and Facebook channels, and iRacing’s YouTube channel.