Power ‘Perfect’ in IndyCar GP

first_imgIndianapolis, Ind. – It was a repeat performance of last year for WIll Power, claiming both the pole position and the win for the second year in a row at Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix.  Power’s now won three of the five IndyCar road races ever held at the world’s most famous race facility, driving for car owner Roger Penske. The Australian took the lead back on lap fifty-one (of eighty-five), and led until the checkered flag.  Power said he’s never driven harder than he did in this race and that, “Every lap was like qualifying.” Adding that he drove perfectly and hit his marks all day.Scott Dixon turned the fastest lap of the day and drove his Chip Ganassi Racing car from an eighteenth position start to finish second.  Despite earning a podium spot, Dixon said it was a frustrating weekend at the track, with his team struggling to find the right setup for his car.  Rookie Robert Wickens, Veteran Sebastien Bourdais, and American Alexander Rossi round out the top five finishers — all five driving for different teams.Josef Newgarden has won two races this season and was the IndyCar Series points leader heading into today’s event.  Though the Tennessean finished outside the top ten, after spinning and stalling his car during a passing attempt in turn twelve, he still holds the series points lead.Early rain threats failed to materialize for the entirety of a race that saw only two cautions.  All but three cars finished on the lead lap. This win marks the 200th in IndyCar for Team Penske.  This first race of The Month of May serves as the opening act for the 102nd running of The Indianapolis 500, set for Sunday, May 27.  Tune in to Country 103.9, WRBI for coverage of every lap!last_img

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