Power Secured A Top Ten At Mid-Ohio 2

Will Power

No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Start: 17th

Finish: 7th

Status: Running

Laps Completed: 75/75

Laps Led: 0

Points Position: 5th (-150 pts)


Following Saturday’s victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Will Power and the Verizon Chevrolet team scored another good finish Sunday with a seventh-place result in the second NTT INDYCAR SERIES race of the weekend.

After a disappointing result in qualifying Sunday morning that saw Power go off course and bring out a red flag, the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet started the race from the 17th position. After taking the green flag, Power showed the speed that was on display Saturday as he moved easily through field and advanced to 10th place by lap 9.

The Verizon team provided solid stops during the race but race strategy was a challenge for the team as they experienced intermittent radio issues throughout the race. Power was able to glean some communication from pit lane and follow his teammates lead as he continued to run inside the top-10 despite the challenges.

During the team’s final pit stop on lap 47, race strategist Ron Ruzewski elected to provide Power with the red alternate compound Firestone tires and fuel in hopes of giving the former series champion the tools he needed to break inside the top five.

With 15 laps to go, Power had worked his way up to the seventh position and he would not be able to advance any farther as he took the checkered flag running behind his teammate Simon Pagenaud and in front of his other teammate, Josef Newgarden.

With a strong weekend overall at Mid-Ohio, Power advanced to fifth in NTT INDYCAR SERIES point standings. The Verizon team will look continue its forward momentum in the standings at the Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader weekend at Indianapolis, October 2-3.

Quote: “It was actually a pretty solid race for the Verizon Chevrolet. We had some radio issues so I really wasn’t sure what position we were running in all the time so I really just followed my teammates and pitted when they did. It was pretty smooth sailing from there but we really couldn’t make up a lot of ground. Obviously it was a pretty disappointing result in qualifying today and that was totally my fault. Considering that and the radio challenges during the race, we come away actually feeling alright with a seventh-place result and a pretty good weekend overall with the win on Saturday.”


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