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On Pit Road:
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 restart was kind of hairy. I knew Scott (Dixon) was going to be really quick and hounded me for a couple laps there. It’s good to get the Verizon 12 car in victory lane with a Chevy engine. It was awesome.”
Power started the race in the ninth position, making a daring three-wide pass on lap one. He consistently worked his way through the field, getting the lead from Dixon following a round of pit stops.
“(My crew was) on the money today,” he says. “Without these guys, there’s no way we could have won today.”
Power’s win kept the Team Penske seal on Barber Motorsports Park going as Penske has won all three race...
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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...
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.
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...