Power Had An Uneventful IndyCar Grand Prix

Will Power

No. 12 Verizon 5G Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Start: 6th

Finish: 7th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 85/85

Laps Led: 0

Points Position: 6th (-63 pts)

Notes:

·                     Will Power returned to the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course as the defending race winner, and walked away from Saturday’s wet and soggy race with a seventh-place finish in the No. 12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet.

·                     Power qualified sixth on Friday afternoon, but struggled early in the race with pace on the dry track.  Multiple early-race restarts saw Power lose a few positions and he was 12th by lap 22.

·                     Power had a rather uneventful race throughout the mid-stages, struggling to find the same speed as the rest of the field.  However, as a light mist that plagued the race all day turned more into a steady rain, Power found himself with an opportunity to gain track position.  Power and the No. 12 Verizon 5G team pitted for rain tires on lap 62 of the 85-lap event and was able to restart the race from the ninth position.  

·                     Over the final handful of laps, with rain and spray abundant on the track, Power was able to pick up a couple of positions with some nifty “outbraking” moves on his competitors.  He crossed the finish line in the seventh position.

·                     Power’s finish allowed him to move up one spot in the IndyCar Series point standings.  He now sits sixth, just 63 points behind teammate Josef Newgarden heading into the double-points Indianapolis 500 in two weeks. 

Quote:  “I don’t really know what our biggest issues were today.  The strategy calls the guys made were the right ones to get us the track position that we lost.  We were reasonable in the wet, but in the dry we just weren’t good.  Then I made a mistake.  It was just a rough day.   But great for Simon.  It’s funny that only me and Simon have won this race.  He won again.  I was stoked when I saw him win the race.  Congrats to him, he really needed that.  But it was a good day for us.  I’m really happy with seventh considering how much we struggled in the dry.”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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