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E. J. Viso
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.
Power admitted he was very worried that he'd get to victory lane today since no IndyCar driver had won a road couse race after starting as far back on the grid as Power did on Sunday since 2008 in St. Pete.
Despite the odds, Power prevailed and won in Barber for the second straight season, droving the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Chevrolet to Victory Lane for the 16th time in his career. Power gained the lead on a late pit sequece by passing runner-up Scott Dixon as Dixon was coming off of pit road, and never looked back.
The second-place finish for Dixon was his third straight runner-up finish in Barber in ...
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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...
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...
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...