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Will Power wins at Long Beach

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Monday 16th April, 2012 - 7:52am

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Will Power got the job done at Long Beach

Will Power has won his second straight IZOD IndyCar race of the season, winning the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on fumes.

The win puts Power at the top of the IndyCar standings.

Power and all the other Chevrolet-powered cars were forced to take a 10 spot grid penalty and he started from 12th.

Over the first half of the race he was virtually unseen as he drove to a fuel strategy which allowed him to complete the race on two stops while everyone else in the race made one extra stop.

As he battled with Simon Pagenaud, Power was able to stay in front while keeping things clean and economical.

“I thought it would be very tough to win the race,” said Power.

“But once again good strategy and we ran hard when we had to and at the end there we had to save so much fuel.

“To win this race after four years of trying makes this one of my best wins.”

As good as it was for Power, fellow Penske drivers Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves finished back in seventh and 10th after their strategies of getting to the front early put them out of the optimal fuel strategy sequence.

A poor day for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Kiwi Scott Dixon failing to finish with mechanical failure, while Dario Franchitti struggled in 14th place after starting from the pole position.

RESULTS: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Pos Driver Car

Laps

1 Will Power Chevrolet

85

2 Simon Pagenaud Honda

85

3 James Hinchcliffe Chevrolet

85

4 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet

85

5 JR Hildebrand Chevrolet

85

6 Ryan Hunter-Reay Chevrolet

85

7 Ryan Briscoe Chevrolet

85

8 Takuma Sato Honda

84

9 Rubens Barrichello Chevrolet

84

10 Helio Castroneves Chevrolet

84

11 Justin Wilson Honda

84

12 James Jakes Honda

84

13 E.J. Viso Chevrolet

84

14 Ed Carpenter Chevrolet

83

15 Dario Franchitti Honda

82

16 Oriol Servia Lotus

82

17 Sebastien Bourdais Lotus

82

18 Charlie Kimball Honda

80

19 Katherine Legge Lotus

80

20 Simona De Silvestro Lotus

74

21 Alex Tagliani Lotus

46

22 Mike Conway Honda

41

23 Scott Dixon Honda

27

24 Graham Rahal Honda

23

25 Marco Andretti Chevrolet

22

26 Josef Newgarden Honda

0

 

2012 IndyCar Series Standings

RK DRIVER

POINTS

BEHIND

WINS

POLES

TOP 5

TOP 10

1 Will Power

127

2

1

2

3

2 Helio Castroneves

103

-24

1

1

2

2

3 Simon Pagenaud

100

-27

0

0

2

3

4 Scott Dixon

96

-31

0

0

2

2

5 James Hinchcliffe

95

-32

0

0

2

3

6 Ryan Hunter-Reay

81

-46

0

0

1

2

7 Ryan Briscoe

73

-54

0

0

1

2

8 Graham Rahal

62

-65

0

0

1

1

9 Rubens Barrichello

59

-68

0

0

0

2

10 JR Hildebrand

57

-70

0

0

1

1

11 E.J. Viso

54

-73

0

0

0

1

Tony Kanaan

54

-73

0

0

1

1

13 Dario Franchitti

52

-75

0

1

0

1

Justin Wilson

52

-75

0

0

0

2

15 Mike Conway

50

-77

0

0

0

1

16 Takuma Sato

48

-79

0

0

0

1

17 Sebastien Bourdais

47

-80

0

0

0

1

18 Marco Andretti

45

-82

0

0

0

0

Oriol Servia

45

-82

0

0

0

0

20 Charlie Kimball

44

-83

0

0

0

1

21 James Jakes

43

-84

0

0

0

0

22 Josef Newgarden

42

-85

0

0

0

0

23 Ed Carpenter

40

-87

0

0

0

0

24 Alex Tagliani

37

-90

0

0

0

0

25 Katherine Legge

36

-91

0

0

0

0

Simona De Silvestro

36

-91

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

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