Will Power puts Chevrolet in Victory Lane at Gateway

For the third time this season, and the 35th time in his career, Will Power stood on the top step of a Verizon IndyCar Series podium after winning the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park.

 

The 2014 Series’ champion was credited with leading 3 times for a total of 93 laps during the 248-lap/310-mile race on the 1.25-mile oval just east of St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Power is now tied with Bobby Unser for seventh on the all-time list which moved him to third in the standings, 68 points behind the leader with two races remaining in the season.

 

Power’s win behind the wheel of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet,  was the sixth of the season for Chevrolet’s 2.2 liter twin turbocharged direct injected V6 engine.

 

Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, captured the fourth finishing position.  Spencer Pigot, No. 21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet, finished sixth and Josef Newgarden, No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, finished seventh to give Team Chevy four of the top-seven finishers.

 

Newgarden, the defending Series’ champion, remains in the title hunt, sitting fourth in the standings, 78 points out of the lead.

 

The remaining Chevrolet drivers finished as follows:

No. 20            Ed Carpenter                                   11th

No. 14            Tony Kanaan                                  13th

No. 4              Matheus Leist                                  16th

No. 59            Max Chilton                                      17th

No. 88            Gabby Chaves                                18th

No. 23            Charlie Kimball                               19th

 

Alexander Rossi and Scott Dixon (both Honda) completed the podium.  Dixon remains the points leader.

 

Next on the schedule is IndyCar’s return to Portland International Raceway On September 2, 2018.

Team Chevy PR/Photo Credit Team Chevy 

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