Power Cruises At Infineon
Will Power of Team Penske started Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway from the pole, led every lap and got back to Victory Lane for the fifth time of the season.
The only time that Power was challenged during the race was on a restart – the lone restart of the race – with six laps to go.
The victory was No. 14 in Power’s career in the series.
Power led a 1-2-3 finish by Penske drivers as Helio Castroneves finished second and Ryan Briscoe third.
The sweep comes a day after Penske driver Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Will was definitely in a class of his own,” Castroneves said.
Rounding out the top five were Target Chip Ganassi drivers Dario Franchitti, the series points leader, and Scott Dixon.
“Congratulations to the Penske guys,” Franchitti said. “They were brilliant in qualifying yesterday – in a different league – and they did the same in the race today. They’ve done a better job than we have and they deserve it. I spent all day staring at Ryan’s back wing and I couldn’t make anything happen even when he was getting held up in traffic. You’re going to have days like this. We didn’t make any mistakes though and we got a fourth place so we’re going to improve things for Baltimore.”
Power’s victory allowed him to trim 21 points from Franchitti’s lead, which now stands at 26 points with four races left on the schedule.
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