Colton Herta doubted his chances of winning at Long Beach after an error in qualifying left him 14th on the grid.
Alex Palou becomes the IndyCar Series champion for the first time, clinching his maiden title with a fourth place finish behind eventual race winner Colton Herta.
Long Beach may be unfamiliar to IndyCar points leader Alex Palou but he is favourite to clinch the championship this weekend.
IndyCar’s returns to Toronto and Iowa are confirmed, along with a February start in St. Petersburg, Florida and the 106th Indianapolis 500 on 29 May.
Alexander Rossi dominated proceedings at Long Beach to score his first victory of the 2019 IndyCar season by over 20 seconds.
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