For the seventh consecutive season, the IndyCar championship will be decided in the final race of the year.
For Australian driver Will Power, it's his chance to win his first major title after coming up short in the last two years, both times to Dario Franchitti.
Power could have clinched it last Sunday in the Baltimore Grand Prix, and turned next week's finale in Fontana, California into an exhibition race, but he finished sixth from the pole. Ryan Hunter-Reay won to move within 17 points of Power and become the only other contender for the title.
Power also led in the standings going into the final race in the last two years, and he's wiser for the experience said Tim Cindric, the president of Power's team, Penske Racing.
"He's in a much better place than where he's been the last couple of years," Cindric said. "I am confident that if something unforeseen doesn't happen, he's in position to get this done."
Part of the Penske confidence is that Power and his cars have been out...