Monday, July 25, 2011

Will Power cuts into Dario's Championship lead

Will Power cuts into Dario’s championship lead

Will Power won his 4th race of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar season at Edmonton. Power’s win cuts Dario Franchitti lead down to 38 points with seven races left, four of which are road/street courses, Power’s specialty. Helio Castroneves finished second, his best result of the season. Castroneves now sits 9th in the points championship. Franchitti rounded out the podium with a third place finish. Scott Dixon finished a distance 23rd place after being taken out by KV Racing’s E.J. Viso. Dixon trails his teammate, Franchitti, by over 106 points and unless major breakdowns occur, it is a two driver race for the championship.

Among the other highlights of the Edmonton Race:

Paul Tracy barley completed half a lap after nearly t-boning Graham Rahal. Rahal had a flat tire after Alex Tagliani crashed into the back of his Service Central machine.

Danica Patrick finished 9th , her second best finish on a road/street course this season

Ryan Hunter-Reay appeared to have a car to win, but unsuccessfully passed Takuma Sato and received a drive-through pentaly.

Attendance seemed strong, but according to Curt Cavin, the grandstands only held around 15,000.

Sebastien Bourdais finished 6th for Dale Coyne Racing, the team’s best finish of the season.

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