Power wins IndyCar GP with luck

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS — Will Power avoided the bad luck Satur­day. He out­ran ev­ery­body else in the IndyCar Grand Prix.

The Aus­tralian com­pleted a dom­i­nant first week­end in In­di­anapo­lis by eas­ily pulling away from Scott Dixon for his first vic­tory of the sea­son and Team Penske’s third in a row. The vic­tory mar­gin of 5.2830 sec­onds didn’t even seem that close, and Ryan Hunter-Reay was a dis­tant third.

“I was just very con­scious of the gap Dixon was clos­ing and I kept think­ing: ‘He’s go­ing to burn his tires off.’ And then he kept clos­ing,” Power said. “Then, boom, sud­denly they went and I knew we were good.”

Un­til this week­end, noth­ing had come eas­ily for Power this sea­son.

In Indy, Power was on a mis­sion to change his mis­for­tunes — and he did. And this time, noth­ing got be­tween Power and vic­tory lane — not even a cau­tion pe­riod

Three-time In­di­anapo­lis 500 win­ner Cas­tron­eves led the other 24 laps but faded fol­low­ing his fi­nal pit stop. He fin­ished fifth, and it marked the sec­ond straight race the Penske driv­ers led every lap.

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