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IndyCar podcast: The top 10 (non-Palou) drivers of 2023 so far

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
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The Race IndyCar Podcast delivers its annual top 10 drivers of the season at the championship’s midway point, with one enormous twist.

This year co-hosts Jack Benyon of The Race and Indy 500 regular JR Hildebrand have gone for a top 11 to reflect the foregone conclusion of runaway championship leader Alex Palou being perhaps the most obvious number one in racing ranking history.

The co-hosts pick their top 11 of the season – or their top 10 without Palou, if you prefer – and then an average of the two is taken, with tie-breaks being decided by number of wins.

Among the biggest surprises are the co-hosts picked different ‘number 1s’ behind Palou, put Pato O’Ward four-places apart in their rankings and also managed to place a driver behind Marcus Ericsson in the points standings ahead of him in their rankings.

Do you agree with the order? Let us know in the comments.

You can also contact the show via podcasts@the-race.com where you can send written or voice note questions for the hosts, request special guests and tell us more of what you want to hear.

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