LONG POND, Pennsylvania – Will Power of Team Penske extended his streak of consecutive NTT IndyCar Series seasons with a victory by capturing Sunday’s rain-shortened ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Power (No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet) owned the lead with 128 of 200 laps complete on the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle” before severe weather ended the race under red-flag conditions and gave him his first win of the year. The victory marked the 13th consecutive season that Power has won at least one race, a streak that dates to the 2007 Champ Car World Series season.
Joining Power on the podium were championship contenders Scott Dixon (No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) and Simon Pagenaud (No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet), who were second and third, respectively.
Rounding out the top five were Santino Ferrucci (No. 19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda), who finished a career-best fourth, and championship leader Josef Newgarden (No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet), who was fifth.
Newgarden extended his championship points lead over Alexander Rossi (No.28 MilitaryToMotorsports.com Honda), who finished 18th after getting caught up in an opening-lap multi-car incident, to 35 points, 535-500. Pagenaud is third with 495 points (-40) and Dixon fourth at 483 (-52).
The NTT IndyCar Series moves on to Madison, Ill., for next Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
Live race coverage on NBCSN begins at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT – local) with pre-race coverage followed by the green flag at approximately 8:45 p.m. Live radio broadcasts will be available on the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (XM 209, Sirius 98, Internet/App 970).