Will Power widens IndyCar points lead with Milwaukee Mile win
WEST ALLIS, Wis – Once again, the Power is with Will in his quest for a Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Starting from the pole for Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250, Will Power led 229 of the 250 laps of the race to come home with the victory that makes him the one to beat as the series heads into it’s final two weekends.
Power has a 39-point lead over fellow Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves, who finished 11th at the one-mile oval in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis.
Technically the top six drivers in the series still have a shot to win the championship, which outside of Power and Castroneves includes Simon Pagenaud, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon.
Their chances to win the title, however, could be slight considering the closest of that group is Pagenaud who is 92 points behind. The other three contenders are over 100 points away.
Hunter-Reay might have been closer if not for a broken suspension which dropped him out of the race after 168 laps and left him with a second-to-last 21st place finish.
As for Power he enjoyed a relatively uneventful race with solid pit stops and on track maneuvering over the 250 miles. Tony Kanaan had a few chances to overtake power throughout the race but could never get past him to grab the lead.
Montoya was able to grab second place late but could never make a solid run to catch Power, who once again is in position to be IndyCar's champion.