Winning the Sao Paulo 300 for a fourth straight time became a lot harder for Will Power after a mishap in qualifying sent him to the back of the grid for Sunday's IndyCar race.
''It's going to be very tough,'' Power said. ''We would have to be lucky, have a lot of things going our way. It's hard when you are starting back there.''
The Australian, who won all three previous races in Brazil, will start only 22nd after his Penske team took a risk that turned costly for both of its drivers on Saturday.
Helio Castroneves, the points leader and a home-crowd favorite, will start 18th on the streets of Sao Paulo.
''Tough break today to not be able to qualify the way we wanted,'' Power said. ''We felt pretty good going into the qualifying and unfortunately didn't have time to run the lap we wanted.''
He and Castroneves dropped out of pole contention when Penske decided to try to take advantage of a faster track in the final minutes of the first qualifying session, but it turned out they...