Will Power

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Will Power
Will Power Victory Lane Watkins Glen 2010.JPG
Will Power after winning 4 July 2010 IZOD IndyCar race at Watkins Glen.
NationalityAustralian
Born(1981-03-01) 1 March 1981 (age 33)
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Related toBob Power (father)
2014 IndyCar Series
Debut season2008
Current teamTeam Penske
Car no.12
Former teamsKV Racing Technology
Starts105
Wins21
Poles28
Fastest laps11
Best finish1st in 2014
 
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Will Power
Will Power Victory Lane Watkins Glen 2010.JPG
Will Power after winning 4 July 2010 IZOD IndyCar race at Watkins Glen.
NationalityAustralian
Born(1981-03-01) 1 March 1981 (age 33)
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Related toBob Power (father)
2014 IndyCar Series
Debut season2008
Current teamTeam Penske
Car no.12
Former teamsKV Racing Technology
Starts105
Wins21
Poles28
Fastest laps11
Best finish1st in 2014
Will Power
Champ Car World Series
Years active2005–2007
TeamsWalker Racing
Starts30
Wins3
Poles7
Fastest laps2
Best finish4th in 2007
Previous series
1999–2000
2000–01
2002
2002
2003–04
2005
2005/2006
Queensland Formula Ford
Australian Formula Ford
Australian Formula 3
Australian Drivers' Champ.
British Formula 3
World Series by Renault
A1GP
Championship titles
2000
2002
2010

2011

2014
Queensland Formula Ford
Australian Drivers' Champ.
Izod IndyCar Series Mario Andretti Road Course Champion
Izod IndyCar Series Mario Andretti Road Course Champion
IndyCar Series
Awards
2006Champ Car Rookie of the Year

William Steven Power[1] (born 1 March 1981 in Toowoomba, Queensland) is an Australian motorsport driver, who currently competes in the IndyCar Series, driving for Team Penske. He is the current IndyCar Series Champion.

Australian racing[edit]

Power, son of open wheel racer Bob Power, started his career in Queensland driving a Datsun 1200 at Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick as well as at Carnel Raceway, Stanthorpe. In 1999 Power began driving an ageing family-owned Swift SC92F in the Queensland Formula Ford Championship, winning races in a sporadic campaign. In 2000 Power ran a full campaign leading to his first title in the Swift while simultaneously racing a late-model Spectrum 07 on the Australian Formula Ford Championship, finishing a promising seventh. Still running a small family-oriented team in 2001, Power upgraded to a Stealth RF95, a Western Australian modification of a 1995 Van Diemen. Power finished second in the series behind the factory-supported Van Diemen driver, Will Davison.

After three years of Formula Ford racing, Power moved into Formula Holden, racing for the Graham Watson-owned Ralt Australia team driving a Reynard 94D. Power swept all before him in Formula Holden, winning the title by over 50 points from Stewart McColl, claiming the 2002 Australian Drivers' Championship[2] by winning 7 times and achieving 3 pole positions.[3]

Midway through the 2002 season, Power was given an opportunity to drive for the Bevan Carrick-owned Cooltemp Racing Formula 3 team, driving a Dallara-Toyota as well in the Australian Formula 3 Championship. Despite missing the opening races, Power missed out on winning the Formula 3 championship by only a handful of points to James Manderson.

Racing in Europe[edit]

Europe beckoned and in 2003 Power joined the British Formula 3 Championship racing initially for Diamond Racing, then later for Fortec Motorsport as tight funding prevented a full campaign. A second place at Thruxton demonstrated his ability and Power mounted a full campaign in 2004 with Alan Docking Racing but finished the season in ninth position with five podium finishes.

He tested a Minardi Formula One car in 2004 with his Australian Formula Ford and British Formula 3 rival Will Davison in Italy.[4]

During 2005 he competed in the World Series by Renault for the Carlin Motorsport team, where he proved very competitive. During the course of the WSR championship he scored two race victories, with 4 trips to the podium in total and qualified his car on the front row five times. In addition to driving in the WSR, Power was also one of the featured drivers for the Australian team in the 2005–06 A1 Grand Prix series. Power raced in the series opener at Brands Hatch and piloted Australia to a second place finish behind Team Brazil.

Champ Car[edit]

In late 2005 he joined Champ Car Team Australia at the Lexmark Indy 300 event at Surfers Paradise in Australia, which also resulted in his departure from the World Series by Renault championship even though that season was still in progress and Power ultimately ended seventh in the championship.[5] In the Indy 300 Power ran strongly until being knocked off the track by team mate Alex Tagliani. After the Surfers Paradise event he signed a multi-year contract to race for the team, which began immediately at the next Champ Car round in Mexico City after Tagliani's teammate Marcus Marshall was released for what was described as a "serious breach of contract".

Power drove full-time for Team Australia in 2006. He performed well throughout the season with nine top ten finishes and strong qualifying results. At Mexico, the final round of the season, Power took his first podium finish in Champ Car. He won the "rookie of the year" award[6] and finished in 6th place in the championship standings.

In his home race in 2006, at Surfers Paradise in Australia, he scored his first pole position of his career in Champ Cars, in front of his home crowd. However, contact from Paul Tracy in pit lane and then an ambitious overtaking move by Sébastien Bourdais resulted in a bent left steering arm, and he fell to the back, one lap down by the time the car was repaired, eventually finishing 12th.[7]

On 8 April 2007, Power won his first Champ Car race at the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, held in the streets of Las Vegas. He qualified on pole position and led most laps, becoming the first Australian driver to win in the series. On 8 July, at the Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto, with rain pouring down and visibility near zero when he got behind other cars, Will Power decided it was time to get aggressive. The Australian drove from fourth to first in 14 laps, finally splashing past rookie Ryan Dalziel to take the lead with 23 minutes to go, and went on to an easy victory.

To get to the lead, Power also had to pass three-time Champ Car World Series champion Sébastien Bourdais and rookie Neel Jani. Thanks to a series of late caution flags, he was able to go after each of them in turn. "I was close behind Sebastien and I knew he was quite tentative in the wet and I attacked him," Power said. "I got him on a restart. Then the next restart, I got Neel and the next restart, I got Dalziel. It's just about being aggressive at the right time and not hitting anyone". "I just drove so hard here because we've just had so much bad luck in the last few races," said Power, whose first Champ Car victory came in the 2007 opener in Las Vegas. "I didn't care; I just went hard. The car was good in the wet. It was good in the dry, and we stuck it to them." Power had podium finishes at Long Beach, Mont-Tremblant and Mexico City and pole positions at Houston, Edmonton, Surfers Paradise and Mexico City to place fourth in the final point standings in 2007.

IndyCar[edit]

The merger of Champ Car and the IRL left his future uncertain. Power's Walker Racing team announced they would not be making the switch from Champ Car to IRL due to lack of sponsorship.[8] However, Power later signed with KV Racing Technology, to drive the No. 8 Aussie Vineyards—Team Australia car in 2008, continuing to work with Team Australia boss Craig Gore.[9]

Power won the final Champ Car race at Long Beach in 2008, also giving Power his first IndyCar Series win. He scored two top-five finishes in IndyCar Series races, enough for 12th overall, outpointed by teammate Oriol Servia. In the non-points event in Surfers' Paradise, Australia, Power won the pole position, but crashed out while leading the race.

Penske Racing announced on 13 January 2009 that for the 2009 IndyCar Series season, Power would replace Helio Castroneves at the helm of the No. 3 Team Penske Honda-Dallara while Castroneves attended to his federal tax evasion charges.[10] Power drove the No. 3 Team Penske Honda-Dallara to a sixth-place finish in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the first race of the year. Following the GP St. Pete, Castroneves was acquitted of all tax evasion charges and returned to the team for the following race at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Roger Penske, two steps ahead as usual, came prepared for this scenario however, and had spare cars on hand for both St. Petersburg and Long Beach, employing the option beginning at Long Beach and continuing through 5 more races that season. Power's new car, the No. 12 Penske Racing Verizon Wireless Honda/Dallara was officially entered for the Long Beach Grand Prix late on Friday evening and all the setup data garnered from his two sessions in the No. 3 Dallara was successfully transferred over.[11] Power stormed to a dominant pole position with the last-minute effort and ultimately finished 2nd to Dario Franchitti after leading 16 laps. Power was also entered in the same third car for the Indianapolis 500, in which he finished in fifth place after a pit crew gaffe on the final stop (while Power was running 2nd) cost him a shot at Castroneves for the victory. To reward Power for his efforts, he was retained by the team to drive in five more races in Toronto, Edmonton, Kentucky, Sonoma and Homestead. His team being crewed by Penske's Rolex Sports Car Series team, as Power's races were specifically scheduled on their RSCS off-weekends. Power's dreams and efforts came to fruition when he captured his first IndyCar race win driving the No. 12 Penske Trucking Dallara/Honda for Roger Penske in dominant fashion at the Rexall Edmonton Indy.

Power's season was brought to an abrupt close during practice for the 2009 Motorola Indy 300 in Sonoma however, as Nelson Philippe spun exiting Turn 3 and stalled in the middle of the racing groove. As turn 3 is a completely blind corner, taken at high speed while cresting a hill, oncoming drivers had no indication there was anything over the hill and no time to react once they got there. EJ Viso could barely avoid him, making light contact, but Power, following just behind Viso, had nowhere to go and crashed heavily into the stationary Frenchman. Both drivers were airlifted from the racetrack in short order. Power had two fractured vertebrae while Nelson Phillipe suffered a fractured ankle. Both drivers were concussed in the incident and were hospitalised. Both drivers' injuries would cause them to miss the rest of 2009 season.[12]

On 19 November 2009, Team Penske announced that Will Power would join the team full-time for the 2010 season with sponsorship from Verizon Wireless. Power opened the season in dominant fashion, winning the first two races of the 2010 season at Brazil and St. Petersburg, making him the first IndyCar driver since Sam Hornish Jr. in 2001 to win the first two events of the year.[13] He went on to win from the pole at Watkins Glen, giving Roger Penske his first Izod IndyCar Series win at the historic track. Over the course of the season, Power scored five wins (all on road courses) and a record[14] eight pole positions. Power's efforts were rewarded with triumph in the Mario Andretti Road Course Championship, winning the inaugural Mario Andretti Trophy as the road course champion for the 2010 IndyCar Series season.

During the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season he won 6 races; Barber Motorsports Park (Birmingham, AL), Sao Paulo (Brazil), the second doubleheader event at Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, TX), Edmonton City Center Airport (Alberta, Canada), Infineon Raceway (Sonoma, CA), and the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix (Baltimore, MD). However, his season was far from easy. At Toronto he and championship leader Dario Franchitti touched in Turn 3 while battling for 5th, resulting in a spin for Power, which put him midpack where he was hit by former teammate Alex Tagliani. Power was irate with both drivers, particularly Franchitti, who with some level of controversy was not penalised for the contact and won the race. With a few laps to go during the IndyCar Series' 225-mile return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, amid protests from drivers and teams to not restart because of wet track conditions, the race was restarted and Power caught in the ensuing melee started by a spinning Danica Patrick. An irate Power exited his vehicle and spoke with several officials, even consulting with his race strategist Tim Cindric before displaying the middle finger to IndyCar director of competition Brian Barnhart. Power's immortal obscene gesture was captured on live television and met with immense support from IZOD Indycar Series fans as well as support from members of several other team organisations in the paddock. Power's "Double Angry Birds" gesture, however, ended up landing him with a $30,000 fine, payable through public services to the league, although team owner Roger Penske said he would gladly pay the fine off. Power won the pole at the Kentucky Speedway and led the first 48 laps until he had contact with rookie Ana Beatriz as he exited his pit. The resulting damage relegated him to 19th place, while title rival Franchitti led the most laps, finished 2nd, and took an 18 point advantage. Power's season ended in a violent, high-speed 15-car crash at the final race of the season in Las Vegas that claimed the life of British driver Dan Wheldon. Wheldon, Power and 3 other drivers were taken to the hospital. He lost any chance of having the points championship after the wreck, due in part to his role in the accident (his car was damaged beyond repair) and also to the fact that the race was abandoned following the wreck. Power was later diagnosed with a compression fracture in his thoracic vertebrae and was expected to have surgery to correct the problem.

For the 2012 IndyCar Series season, Will Power returned to Team Penske to once again pilot the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dallara/Chevrolet with teammates Castroneves and Briscoe. The road and street course heavy 2012 schedule played into Power’s strength, making him one of the pre-season favorites to win the championship. After opening the season with a seventh place finish at Saint Petersburg, Power scored three consecutive victories at Barber Motorsports Park, the streets of Long Beach, and the streets of Sao Paulo to vault into the championship lead. Power held onto the points lead until the tenth of fifteen races, when rival driver Ryan Hunter-Reay scored his third of three consecutive wins to take over the lead. Power regained the lead and built a 36-point advantage with two races remaining after strong second place finishes at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma, coupled with two misfortunate finishes by Hunter-Reay. The season’s penultimate race on the streets of Baltimore saw Power and Hunter-Reay choosing different strategies when rain began falling. Electing to remain on slick tires despite the wet conditions, Hunter-Reay gained the track position necessary to earn a much-needed win, while Power finished sixth. With the lead cut to 17 points entering the MAVTV 500 season finale on the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, Power was well positioned to earn his first championship. Those hopes took a huge hit when Power’s car spun and hit the wall on lap 55 of the 250-lap race. Despite heavy damage, Team Penske got Power’s car back on track long enough to gain an additional position, forcing Hunter-Reay to finish fifth or better to win the championship. Hunter-Reay ran outside of championship position for most of the race but finally moved into the top five with 21 laps remaining, eventually finish fourth. Hunter-Reay’s championship resulted in Will Power finishing second in the standings for the third consecutive season. Despite losing the overall championship, Power won for the third time the Mario Andretti Trophy as the 2012 road course champion.

The 2013 season began very slowly for Will Power. In St. Pete, during a caution period, he was run over by JR Hildebrand, resulting in damage to both cars. Power was relegated to a 16th place finish. In Barber, he finished 5th. In Sao Paulo, a blown engine and fire on the frontstretch forced him to end his day early. He was competitive in Indianapolis, but he was not a factor in the race. He was involved in a crash in Detroit that took out several other cars, yet he still remained in the top ten in points. Things started to pick up after Mid-Ohio. In Sonoma, after Scott Dixon collided with one of his crew members, Scott was forced to make a drive-through penalty, handing the lead of the race to Will Power. He led the next 12 laps en route to his first win of 2013. He again collided with Scott Dixon in Baltimore that ended up having the bad end for Scott. In Houston on Saturday, Will Power and Scott Dixon battled all day until lap 64, when a slow pit stop cost him the win. Scott Dixon ended up winning that day. Will's teammate, Helio Castroneves, had troubles throughout the day. On Sunday, Will Power avenged Dixon, as he dominated the race and won over Dixon. However, the win was overshadowed by Dixon's teammate, Dario Franchitti, crashing on the final lap. Will Power won the season finale in Fontana to end 2013 on a hot streak, winning 3 out of the last 5 races. He finished 4th in points for the season and could've only hoped to begin 2014 where he left off.

Power won the 2014 season-opener in St. Petersburg after passing pole-sitter Takuma Sato on lap 31. However, controversy arose during the race when, with 28 laps remaining, Power seemed to slow down, bunching the field and causing Jack Hawksworth to crash into Marco Andretti. [15] In Long Beach, after some controversy between him and Simon Pagenaud, he finished 2nd behind Mike Conway. At Barber, silly mistakes cost him a shot at victory lane. In the GP of Indianapolis, a pit road penalty cost him a win. In the Indianapolis 500, he was merely a factor in the race. In the first of 2 races at Detroit, Power battled hard with Graham Rahal in the closing laps, but came home with the victory for hometown Roger Penske, his team owner. The second day, his teammate won. At Texas, again a pit road penalty cost him yet another trophy. But he rallied back to finish 2nd in a dramatic finish.

In the final race at Fontana, Will Power drove on to finish in ninth and win his first IndyCar championship 52 points ahead of his teammate in the standings. Power broke down in tears as he stood on the championship podium.

In popular culture[edit]

In 2013, Power supplied a voice for the animated feature film Turbo.

Gallery[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

Overall stats[edit]

SeriesSeasonsRacesPolesWinsPodiums
(Non-win)
Point Finishes
(Non-podium)
TeamsTotal PointsChampionshipsBest Finish
(Championship)
Formula Ford2280459130402nd (2001)
Formula Holden1115730119711st (2002)
Australian F31125642120402nd (2002)
V8Supercar360203282046th (2002)
British F324200614315109th (2004)
World Series by Renault115322416407th (2005)
A1GP120011116013th (2005/06)
CCWS33042424149204th (2007)
IndyCar7110382217532328511st (2014)

Complete through 2014.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrant1234567891011121314151617DCPoints
2005Carlin MotorsportZOL
1

DNS
ZOL
2

DNS
MON
1

12
VAL
1

3
VAL
2

14
LMS
1

4
LMS
2

1
BIL
1

2
BIL
2

1
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

14
DON
1

13
DON
2

Ret
EST
1

10
EST
2

12
MON
1

MON
2

7th64

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrant12345678910111213141516171819202122DCPoints
2005–06A1 Team AustraliaGBR
SPR

4
GBR
FEA

2
GER
SPR
GER
FEA
POR
SPR
POR
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
UAE
SPR
UAE
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
USA
SPR
USA
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
13th51

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Champ Car[edit]

YearTeamChassisEngine1234567891011121314RankPoints
2005Walker RacingLola B02/00Ford XFELBHMTYMILPORCLETOREDMSJODENMTLLVSSRF
15
MXC
10
22nd17
2006Walker RacingLola B02/00Ford XFELBH
9
HOU
7
MTY
11
MIL
11
POR
18
CLE
9
TOR
7
EDM
6
SJO
6
DEN
4
MTL
5
ROA
13
SRF
12
MXC
3
6th213
2007Walker RacingPanoz DP01Cosworth XFELVG
1
LBH
3
HOU
11
POR
4
CLE
10
MTT
3
TOR
1
EDM
Ret
SJO
4
ROA
Ret
ZOL
4
ASN
14
SRF
Ret
MXC
2
4th262

IndyCar Series[edit]

YearTeamChassisEngine12345678910111213141516171819RankPoints
2008KV Racing TechnologyDallaraHondaHMS
25
STP
8
MOT1
DNP
KAN
27
INDY
13
MIL
14
TXS
13
IOW
9
RIR
25
WGL
15
NSH
11
MDO
4
EDM
22
KTY
26
SNM
25
DET
8
CHI
5
SRF2
22
12th331
Panoz DP01Cosworth XFELBH1
1
2009Team PenskeDallaraHondaSTP
6
LBH
2
KAN
INDY
5
MIL
TXS
IOW
RIR
WGL
TOR
3
EDM
1
KTY
9
MDO
SNM
DNS
CHI
MOT
HMS
19th215
2010Team PenskeDallaraHondaSAO
1
STP
1
ALA
4
LBH
3
KAN
12
INDY
8
TXS
14
IOW
5
WGL
1
TOR
1
EDM
2
MDO
2
SNM
1
CHI
16
KTY
8
MOT
3
HMS
25
2nd597
2011Team PenskeDallaraHondaSTP
2
ALA
1
LBH
10
SAO
1
INDY
14
TXS
3
TXS
1
MIL
4
IOW
21
TOR
24
EDM
1
MDO
14
NHM
5
SNM
1
BAL
1
MOT
2
KTY
19
LVS
C3
2nd555
2012Team PenskeDallara DW12ChevroletSTP
7
ALA
1
LBH
1
SAO
1
INDY
28
DET
4
TXS
8
MIL
12
IOW
24
TOR
15
EDM
3
MDO
2
SNM
2
BAL
6
FON
24
2nd465
2013Team PenskeDallara DW12ChevroletSTP
16
ALA
5
LBH
16
SAO
24
INDY
19
DET
8
DET
20
TXS
7
MIL
3
IOW
17
POC
4
TOR
15
TOR
18
MDO
4
SNM
1
BAL
18
HOU
12
HOU
1
FON
1
4th498
2014Team PenskeDallara DW12ChevroletSTP
1
LBH
2
ALA
5
IMS
8
INDY
8
DET
1
DET
2
TXS
2
HOU
14
HOU
11
POC
10
IOW
14
TOR
9
TOR
3
MDO
6
MIL
1
SNM
10
FON
9
1st671
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.
3 Cancelled due to death of Dan Wheldon.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

YearChassisEngineStartFinishTeam
2008DallaraHonda2313KV Racing Technology
2009DallaraHonda95Team Penske
2010DallaraHonda28Team Penske
2011DallaraHonda514Team Penske
2012DallaraChevrolet528Team Penske
2013DallaraChevrolet619Team Penske
2014DallaraChevrolet38Team Penske

Complete V8 Supercar results[edit]

YearTeam12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031Final PosPoints
2002Orrcon RacingADL
PHI
ECK
HDV
CAN
PTH
ORP
WIN
QLD
11
BAT
18
SUR
PUK
SAN
46th82
2010Ford Performance RacingYMC
R1

YMC
R2

BHR
R3

BHR
R4

ADE
R5

ADE
R6

HAM
R7

HAM
R8

QLD
R9

QLD
R10

WIN
R11

WIN
R12

HDV
R13

HDV
R14

TOW
R15

TOW
R16

PHI
Q

PHI
R17

BAT
R18

SUR
R19

Ret
SUR
R20

13
SYM
R21

SYM
R22

SAN
R23

SAN
R24

SYD
R25

SYD
R26

NC0 †
2012Ford Performance RacingADE
R1

ADE
R2

SYM
R3

SYM
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

PER
R7

PER
R8

PER
R9

PHI
R10

PHI
R11

HDV
R12

HDV
R13

TOW
R14

TOW
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

SMP
R18

SMP
R19

SAN
Q

SAN
R20

BAT
R21

SUR
R22

3
SUR
R23

3
YMC
R24

YMC
R25

YMC
R26

WIN
R27

WIN
R28

SYD
R29

SYD
R30

NC0 †

† Not Eligible for points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewandowski, Dave (23 August 2010). "Power focused on ovals, overall series title". IndyCar Series (Indy Racing League). Retrieved 25 August 2010. "But while he could briefly revel in the victory from the pole on the 2.303-mile Infineon Raceway course, William Steven Power hasn't altered his mind-set entering the final four-race stretch in pursuit of his first championship." 
  2. ^ CAMS Online Manual of Motor Sport
  3. ^ The Series – The Cars Australian Formula 4000 Championship
  4. ^ http://www.italiaspeed.com/2004/motorsport/f1/minardi/2711_minardi_test.html
  5. ^ 2005 Formula Renault 3.5 World Series Complete Qualifying and Race Results SpeedSport Magazine
  6. ^ 2006 Roshfrans Rookie Of The Year Standings Champ Car World Series
  7. ^ "CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT WITH 2006 SERIES CHAMPION SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS" (Press release). Champ Car World Series. 22 October 2006. Retrieved 22 October 2006. 
  8. ^ Walker Racing won't be making switch from Champ Car to IndyCar Series, Associated Press, 9 March 2008
  9. ^ Power join KV Racing Technology in series, Indycar.com, 12 March 2008
  10. ^ Will Power fills in for Helio Castroneves During Court Case ESPN.com, 13 January 2009
  11. ^ Castroneves will race in Long Beach – Autosport, April, 17th 2009
  12. ^ Autosport. 27 August 2009 http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/78033 |url= missing title (help). 
  13. ^ http://www.tampabay.com/sports/autoracing/article1083616.ece
  14. ^ Power makes it a record 8 poles in 2010 – NBC Sports, 21 August 2010
  15. ^ Estrada, Chris (30 March 2014). "Will Power opens IndyCar season with St. Pete win". NBC Sports. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rick Kelly
Winner of the Australian Drivers' Championship
2002
Succeeded by
Daniel Gaunt
Preceded by
Timo Glock
Champ Car Rookie of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Robert Doornbos
Preceded by
Not Awarded
Winner of the IndyCar Series Mario Andretti
Road Course Trophy

20102012
Succeeded by
Scott Dixon
Preceded by
Scott Dixon
IndyCar Series Champion
2014
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Scott Dixon
Winner of the IndyCar Series Mario Andretti
Road Course Trophy

2014
Succeeded by
incumbent