Alex Palou on defending his title and why his 2022 start is better than it looks

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We’ve got another special guest for you this week, as reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou joins the latest episode of The Race IndyCar Podcast.

Despite winning last year's championship, Palou tells hosts Jack Benyon and JR Hildebrand how he and his Chip Ganassi Racing team redoubled their efforts to improve in the off-season.

He addresses why some may have underestimated the start of his title defence - he sits third in the standings after big improvements at tracks he didn't perfect last year - and how the relationship has (or hasn't) changed with his team-mates after his title win.

Palou - who has 10 podiums in 19 starts for Ganassi - also reflects on his first career IndyCar win last year, which came at the next stop on this season's calendar: Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.

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