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Will Power’s Disappointing 2013 Season Ended with Momentum on His Side

December 30th, 2013 at 12:49 PM
By Mark Eddinger

Will Power has been close to being the champion of the IndyCar Series several times and was one of the favorites to win the title in the 2013 season. Things did not go the way the Team Penske driver would have liked for the majority of the year though and he once again was unable to be crowned the champion.

'Brain power, no that's WILL POWER!' photo (c) 2012, Steve Baker - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Power righted the ship of his season over the final five races by winning three times and climbed to fourth in the final points standings. The flurry of winning performances give his team a lot of momentum to carry into the 2014 season.

The 32-year-old from Toowoomba, Australia was the runner-up in the IndyCar Series standings in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 121 career starts in CART and IndyCar he has 21 wins.

It was shocking that after the seventh completed race of 2013, which was the second race of the doubleheader at Belle Isle, Power was 15th in the points. Following the 14th race at Mid-Ohio Power was still outside the top ten in 11th. Then Power was able to win at Sonoma amidst controversy involving eventual champion Scott Dixon when a pit road incident occurred between the teams. Power had bad finishes the following two races but then completed the season winning the second GP in Houston and the season finale at Auto Club Speedway.

It was a season that saw Power make a lot of on track mistakes as well as have some car problems and pit road issues that had the Verizon car finish outside the top ten in 10 of the 19 races.

Power has winning ability behind the wheel but will he ever be able to be champion. He has been a bridesmaid a lot when it comes to that and 2014 could be the year he finally gets over the top and is crowned champion of the IndyCar Series.

Tags: IndyCar Series, Motorsports, Team Penske, Will Power

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