Will Power wins Honda Indy Toronto
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 17, 2016, after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series race through the streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Power is currently second in the driver points championship. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
TORONTO – It was never a certainty for Team Penske’s Will Power, but speed, strategy and a nail-biting one-lap dash at the Honda Indy Toronto culminated in the Australian scoring his third win of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season – all in the past four races – and climbing one step higher on the all-time win list.
With the win by 1.5275 seconds over teammate Helio Castroneves, Power broke a tie with Johnny Rutherford to stand by himself in 13th on the all-time Indy car win list with 28. It also moved Power into second in the 2016 championship, unofficially within 47 points of leader and teammate Simon Pagenaud.
“The team’s doing a great job, obviously,” said Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, who sat out the season opener at St. Petersburg with an inner-ear infection. “We’ve been playing catch-up all year but every race we’re executing, getting great strategies, great cars. We’ve just got to keep chipping away, man, keep chipping away and see if we can have a shot at this.”