Will Power tops Watkins Glen IndyCar test

Will Power

Will Power

Will Power set the pace in the latest IndyCar test at Watkins Glen ahead of the category’s racing return to the venue next month.

The Team Penske driver put down a 1:25.31s best before rain brought an early end to proceedings.

Josef Newgarden, Sebastien Bourdais, Conor Daly and Tony Kanaan filled second through fifth on a day that saw the bulk of the field in action.

Four Indy Lights drivers also took part, led by Brit Dean Stoneman in Ryan Hunter Reay’s Andretti Autosports entry.

Ed Jones (Rahal Letterman Lanigan), Shelby Blackstock (Andretti) and Dalton Kellett (Andretti) completed the quartet of guest drivers.

Watkins Glen, which has not hosted the IndyCar Series since 2010, will be the scene of the penultimate round on September 4.

The season continues at Pocono on August 21, where Power will aim to close team-mate Simon Pagenaud’s 58 point lead.

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