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Will Power ends IndyCar’s unwinning drought with a fifth victory on the Indianapolis Road Course – Motorsports

Indianapolis- Will power After taking the lead early Saturday and seeing it shrink in the second half of the race, he won the second Indianapolis Grand Prix this season.

The Australian who started from 2nd place won Romain Grosjean By 1.1142 seconds for his first win of the season.

Power won his fifth victory on Indy’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. He led 56 of the 85 laps, winning his 38th career and achieving his fifth tiebreaker. Al Unser..

“Finally, finally,” Power shouted on the radio after crossing the brick yard and finishing the 13-race victory drought.

A Swiss-born French driver who won the pole in other indie road races this season, Grosjean coincided with the second-place finish in the May race on the same course.

American Colton Herta When Alexander Rossi Paul Winner was 3rd and 4th Pato O’Ward, Mexico, finished in 5th place.

For Power, after a tough weekend in Nashville, it proved to be involved in multiple clashes, including a clash with Team Penske’s teammates. Scott McLaughlin..

“We needed it,” Power said. “I don’t know how good these guys were this year. They gave me a good car, I was unlucky and I made some mistakes. Oh, how relieved. ,Man.”

The crossover weekend is just beginning. Xfinity drivers will race 150 miles on the same road course later Saturday, and cup drivers will qualify on Sunday morning before running the Brickyard 200 road course.

Strategy session

After 6 series champions Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi’s No. 9 Honda was spun on the final lap of qualifying, but things didn’t improve on Saturday.

He started in 26th place in the penultimate row and thought the New Zealanders could lay the groundwork for their pit strategy. It didn’t work. Dickson became the first driver to the pit low just 10 laps from the start of the race and then finished 17th in a race with only two yellow flags.

Point chase

Alex Palou He seemed to be trying to fill the point lead when he was in 4th place with 17 laps remaining-far ahead of Scott Dixon in 2nd place. Suddenly, smoke came out from behind No. 10 Honda, and the helpless car stopped.

“It’s a shame when you’re running very well,” Parrow said.

The Spaniards finished 27th on 28 fields, with everyone else moving up. O’Ward passed Dixon in second place, 21 points behind. Starting with a 42-point deficit, Dickson is now 34 points behind and is the two-time series champion. Josef Newgarden 55 points behind and stayed in 4th place.

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The series will return to action next Saturday in the suburbs of St. Louis. This is the third consecutive race weekend after taking a one-month break.

– Motorsports

Will Power ends IndyCar’s unwinning drought with a fifth victory on the Indianapolis Road Course

https://www.espn.com/racing/story/_/id/32022302/will-power-ends-indycar-winless-drought-fifth-victory-indianapolis-road-course Will Power ends IndyCar’s unwinning drought with a fifth victory on the Indianapolis Road Course

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