IndyCar Grand Prix of Monterey: Live updates from Laguna Seca as Will Power claims second championship

A day after breaking Mario Andretti's all-time record with a 68th pole position, Will Power clinched his second IndyCar series championship by finishing third. Alex Palou, the 2021 champion, won the Grand Prix of Monterey to close out the season.

Grand Prix of Monterey results

  1. Alex Palou

  2. Josef Newgarden

  3. Will Power

  4. Felix Rosenqvist

  5. Christian Lundgaard

  6. Scott McLaughlin

  7. Romain Grosjean

  8. Pato O’Ward

  9. Marcus Ericsson

  10. Alexander Rossi

  11. Colton Herta

  12. Scott Dixon

  13. David Malukas

  14. Rinus VeeKay

  15. Devlin DeFrancesco

  16. Jimmie Johnson

  17. Simon Pagenaud

  18. Graham Rahal

  19. Helio Castroneves

  20. Jack Harvey

  21. Kyle Kirkwood

  22. Simona De Silvestro

  23. Takuma Sato

  24. Conor Daly

  25. Dalton Kellett

  26. Callum Ilott

Grand Prix of Monterey starting grid

  1. Will Power

  2. Callum Ilott

  3. Alexander Rossi

  4. Romain Grosjean

  5. Alex Palou

  6. Pato O’Ward

  7. David Malukas

  8. Scott McLaughlin

  9. Felix Rosenqvist

  10. Marcus Ericsson

  11. Simon Pagenaud

  12. Helio Castronves

  13. Scott Dixon

  14. Rinus VeeKay

  15. Conor Daly

  16. Christian Lundgaard

  17. Kyle Kirkwood

  18. Colton Herta

  19. Graham Rahal

  20. Devlin DeFrancesco

  21. Jack Harvey

  22. Takuma Sato

  23. Jimmie Johnson

  24. Dalton Kellett

  25. Josef Newgarden

  26. Simona De Silvestro

Grand Prix of Monterey weekend schedule

Fans can stream qualifying and the race on Peacock or listen in on Sirius XM or IndyCar Radio. NBC will also broadcast the race live on Sunday.

Saturday, September 10

Qualifying: 5:05 - 6:20 p.m. ET (Peacock, Sirius XM, IndyCar Live, IndyCar Radio)

Sunday, September 11

Race: 2:40 - 6 p.m. ET (NBC, Peacock, Sirius XM, IndyCar Live, IndyCar Radio)

Top drivers at the Grand Prix of Monterey

Outside of the five title contenders, there is plenty of stiff competition this weekend and it starts with Andretti Autosports’ Colton Herta. The road racing ace has won each of the two races at Laguna Seca since it returned to the IndyCar calendar in 2019.

September 9, 2022; Salinas, California, USA; IndyCar Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian driver Colton Herta (26) of United States during practice for the Grand Prix Of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Colton Herta has won each of the two IndyCar races at Laguna Seca since it returned after a 15-year hiatus. (Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) (USA TODAY USPW / reuters)

Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward, another recognized road racing ace, won at Barber Motorsports Park earlier in the season and Alexander Rossi won the second Indianapolis road race in August. The rest of the road courses this year were won by one of the five title contenders.

Grand Prix of Monterey weather forecast

It will be mild (72-76 degrees) with a 25 percent chance of rain for Saturday’s qualifying session. A wet qualifying could result in a mixed up grid, making for even more drama in Sunday’s title decider.