What to know about Spanish driver Alex Palou, 2021 IndyCar points champion

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The 2022 Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 29. The 33-car field will race 200 laps around the 2½-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Here is what you should know about Alex Palou, who drives the No. 10 Honda-powered car for Chip Ganassi Racing.

How old is Alex Palou?

25.

What country is Alex Palou from?

Palou is from Spain.

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Alex Palou is an IndyCar Series champion

In his second season, Palou won the 2021 IndyCar Series championship after winning 3 races (Alabama, Elkhart Lake, Portland) and finishing on the podium in 8 of 17 races.

Alex Palou's Indy 500 record

Palou has competed in two Indy 500s, finishing 28th as a rookie in 2020 and second to Helio Castroneves in 2021 by about one-half second. Palou led 35 laps in 2021. He has $849,805 in career Indy 500 earnings.

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This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Alex Palou came in second to Helio Castroneves in 2021 Indy 500