No. 12 Verizon 5G Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power
Laps Completed: 85/85
Laps Led: 0
Points Position: 9th (-192)
Will Power and the No. 12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet team battled for track position throughout the streets of Long Beach, ultimately finishing 10th.
Starting from the 12th position, Power was immediately shuffled back after narrowly avoiding a lap one incident that brought the first caution of the day. Making up a few spots when the green came back out, Power stayed on track as the first group of pit stops commenced until he brought the Verizon 5G Chevy in from the fifth position for red Firestone tires, fuel and wing adjustment/air pressure adjustment.
Once pit stops cycled through, Power found himself in 18th, but by the halfway mark he had charged through the field to the 12th position. Going off a two-stop strategy, Power made his final stop of the day on lap 53 for fresh red Firestone tires and another wing adjustment.
The matte black Verizon 5G Chevy cycled back to 12th and Power was able to gain a few more positions before the race end to finish 10th – his seventh top-10 finish of the season.
Power and the No. 12 team collected a handful of accomplishments including one win, one pole award and four podiums to finish ninth in the point standings.
Quote: “Yeah, I wish we could’ve had a better end to the season. I had a lot of potential in the last three races, just had really bad luck in some instances. We’ve got a great Verizon 5G Chevrolet and a great team. We have a lot of potential so we’ll have a very close look at everything this year and come back swinging next year. I don’t think we showed what we really had this year as a team, as a whole. I think we all had a lot more potential so looking for a big year next year.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!