The Will but not the Power

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIA’s Will Power had to set­tle for sec­ond place as Amer­i­can team­mate Josef New­gar­den won the IndyCar race in Lexington, Ohio and claimed the se­ries lead.

New­gar­den over­took early leader Power with a dar­ing move on the 13th lap and was never headed as he claimed his third win of the sea­son and sec­ond in a row for their Team Penske. Power had claimed his fifth pole po­si­tion of the sea­son but fin­ished five sec­onds be­hind af­ter the 90- lap race.

“We didn’t have the ma­chine to stay with him to­day,” Power said. “It wasn’t my race to­day.”

The 26- year- old New­gar­den now leads the driv­ers’ cham­pi­onship on 453 points.

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