Power wins IndyCar GP with luck
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.