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Will Power held off Scott Dixon over the final 20 laps to win his second straight Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama today at Barber Motorsports Park. The Team Penske driver, who started ninth after failing to advance into the Firestone Fast Six during yesterday's qualifying, assumed the lead shortly after the final pit stops of the afternoon and was able to keep Dixon in his rear view mirror the rest of the way.Power's teammate, Helio Castroneves, followed up his St. Petersburg victory with a third-place finish that was hard-earned as he had to fend off Graham Rahal in the closing laps. After Rahal was Simon Pagenaud, who continued his strong start to the season with his first top-5 in IndyCar.But perhaps the drive of the day award goes to Sebastien Bourdais, who overcame trouble in this morning's warmup session and surged in the final stages of the race to finish ninth -- giving Lotus their first top-10 finish as a series engine manufacturer. Look for a full recap later ...
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Will Power surged from the pack to win his second straight Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, once again holding off Scott Dixon.
Power started ninth but took the lead on a late caution and pulled back in front of Dixon on the double-file restart with 16 laps left Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park. It was the second straight win for Chevrolet and Team Penske, which has won the first two...
Will Power was the fastest man of the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, but was forced to start ninth in Sunday's 90-lap event due to a fluke red flag on his hot lap in the second qualifying session yesterday.
Power set a track record in the first qualifying session, but was held out of a top six starting spot on a road course for the first time since early last season.
On the final restart with 16 laps to go, Will Power held Scott Dixon off to win the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for the second year in a row.
This marks the 16th career IndyCar victory for Power and the first of the 2012 season.
“That was an awesome race,” Power says. “(Team Engineer) Tim Cindric kept putting me in such a good position so we could use our speed. That last...
Dave Despain talks to Will Power, winner of the IZOD IndyCar race at Barber Motorsports Park as well as takes calls from viewers.
Team Penske driver rallies to defend title at Barber Motorsports Park[youtube]ko1Mp4GrISA[/youtube]Will Power couldn't believe it. And perhaps he wasn't the only one.In its first two IZOD IndyCar Series events, the 2.4-mile Barber Motorsports Park had been maligned as a track ill-suited for the open-wheel machines. Too narrow, some said. Not enough passing zones, said others...
Scott Dixon is tired of being second-best at Barber Motorsports Park.
Dixon was second for the third straight year in the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, falling a few seconds shy of two-time winner Will Power on Sunday. Three races, three close calls, three goose eggs.
Even if two dozen drivers would gladly trade places, it's getting old.
''The first two years, I was...
Scott Dixon is so close to winning, but can't quite get over the hump.
He's already off to a better start this season compared to the last three, but the disappointment of not finding victory lane is frustrating the 2008 Indianapolis 500 champion.
Dixon has finished second in both races so far this season. Following Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the series...