Power Wins Rain-Shortened Pocono

Will Power of Team Penske extended his streak of consecutive NTT IndyCar Series seasons with a victory by capturing Sunday’s rain-shortened ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.

Power (No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet) owned the lead with 128 of 200 laps complete on the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle” before severe weather ended the race under red-flag conditions and gave him his first win of the year. The victory marked the 13th consecutive season that Power has won at least one race, a streak that dates to the 2007 Champ Car World Series season.

Joining Power on the podium were championship contenders Scott Dixon (No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) and Simon Pagenaud (No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet), who were second and third, respectively.

Rounding out the top five were Santino Ferrucci (No. 19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda), who finished a career-best fourth, and championship leader Josef Newgarden (No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet), who was fifth.

Newgarden extended his championship points lead over Alexander Rossi (No.28 MilitaryToMotorsports.com Honda), who finished 18th after getting caught up in an opening-lap multi-car incident, to 35 points, 535-500. Pagenaud is third with 495 points (-40) and Dixon fourth at 483 (-52).

 

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