SportIndyCar champ Palou sets sights on 2024 Indy 500, could race #1 by admin September 13, 2023 written by admin September 13, 2023 Bookmark 7Palou started this year’s race from pole but was pushed out of the lead fight following a collision with Rinus VeeKay in the pitlane. He bounced back to finish fourth, having charged up from last place.When asked about his hopes for winning the 2024 Indy 500, after ending his title-winning season with a third place at Laguna Seca on Sunday, Palou replied: “Well, that would be a big, big goal.“If we could get the Indy 500 next year, that would be already a really good year obviously. We just need to continue working like we’ve been doing.“I think we have chances if we put ourselves again during the Indy 500 to be up there in the top four, top five for the last restarts, we’re going to be in a good place.“So, yeah, hopefully we can win a little more next year.” Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing HondaPhoto by: Gavin Baker / Motorsport ImagesPalou revealed that he is considering using the #1 next year, as reigning champion, having eschewed the opportunity to do so in 2022 after his first title – when he continued using #10.He also thinks it would fit with his car’s sponsor, The American Legion, and its Be the One campaign to prevent suicide among veterans.The #1 was last used season-long in IndyCar by champion Josef Newgarden in 2020, although Tony Kanaan and JR Hildebrand have used it for recent one-offs in the Indy 500 in 2022 and ’21 respectively.“Honestly, I love the #10,” said Palou. “It was my first number when I started racing. That’s why I wanted to keep it after 2021.“But then, during last year, I just kind of thought and was like, ‘Oh man, we should have raced with the #1.’“I’m going to push for it. I’ll have a lot of discussions with Chip. I’ll come with, like, ‘the Be the One’. I think that’s great.”Turning to Dean Kessel, chief marketing officer for The American Legion, he added: “You have to push for it, as well, at the same time. We will push at the same time for the #1 for the Be the One.“I think it’s just special when you can win the championship and you can just have the #1 for a full year.”Read Also:Armstrong: Winning IndyCar’s rookie of the year title a “great bonus”Chevrolet captures second consecutive IndyCar Manufacturers’ titleMcLaughlin “hit everything but the pace car” at IndyCar finale 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail admin Follow Author previous post Hybrid power likely to form WRC Rally1 platform from 2027 next post Nojiri has concerns about Super Formula’s common damper move You may also like Bookmark Confirmed: Edwards splits with Tickford September 21, 2023 Bookmark April date, $5m funding locked in for NZ... September 21, 2023 Bookmark McLaren not achieved even 50% of what it... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Redding joins Bonovo in WSBK 2024 as BMW... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Why TV cameras didn’t show Mercedes celebrating Hamilton’s... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Fantasy Injury Updates Week 3: Latest news on... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Persepolis vs Al Nassr live score, result, updates,... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Best NFL betting apps for Week 3: Promo... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Asian Games 2023 Live Updates: Smriti Mandhana Departs,... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Asian Games 2023 September 21, Full Schedule Of... September 21, 2023Leave a Comment Cancel ReplySave my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.