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Power Overpowers The Field On Milwaukee Mile Oval

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, August 17 2014

Will Power is on pole in Milwaukee. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

Former oval-track hater Will Power has come full circle. After winning Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 IndyCar Series race at the historic Milwaukee Mile, Power shouted his love for winning on ovals into his on-board headset.

Pretty understandable considering Power led 229 of 250 laps at the Milwaukee flat oval and in doing do, took a big step toward winning his first series championship.

Power’s easily outdistanced Team Penske teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who finished second – almost three seconds back.

It was the first victory at Milwaukee for Power, the first on a short oval and the first on an oval since Auto Club Speedway last October for Power, who swept the bonus points for winning the pole and leading the most laps.

He also earned a point for leading a lap. Power came into the 16th of 18 races with a four-point lead over Helio Castroneves and heads to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 24 with a 39-point advantage over his teammate.

Tony Kanaan of Chip Ganassi Racing finished third and teammate Scott Dixon fourth.

Fifth was Josef NewGarden of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.

(This story will be updated shortly)

Results Sunday of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.015-mile Milwaukee Mile, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (1) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 250, Running

2. (3) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 250, Running

3. (2) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 250, Running

4. (11) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevy, 250, Running

5. (5) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 250, Running

6. (4) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, 250, Running

7. (16) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 250, Running

8. (15) Mikhail Aleshin, Dallara-Honda, 249, Running

9. (7) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 249, Running

10. (17) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 249, Running

11. (8) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 249, Running

12. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 249, Running

13. (9) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 249, Running

14. (14) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 249, Running

15. (10) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 248, Running

16. (6) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 248, Running

17. (12) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 248, Running

18. (21) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 246, Running

19. (13) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 244, Running

20. (22) Carlos Huertas, Dallara-Honda, 243, Running

21. (19) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 168, Mechanical

22. (20) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Honda, 130, Contact

Race Statistics

Winner’s average speed: 145.243

Time of Race: 1:44:49.4611

Margin of victory: 2.7949 seconds

Cautions: 1 for 9 laps

Lead changes: 8 among 4 drivers

Lap Leaders:

Power 1 – 57

Montoya 58 – 59

Carpenter 60 – 62

Power 63 – 121

Kanaan 122 – 132

Power 133 – 187

Kanaan 188 – 190

Montoya 191 – 192

Power 193 – 250

Point Standings: Power 602, Castroneves 563, Pagenaud 510, Hunter-Reay 494, Montoya 488, Dixon 472, Kanaan 425, Munoz 424, Bourdais 418, Andretti 400

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, August 17 2014
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