How Power can win the 2011 points title

Possible scenarios for how Will Power could dethrone two-time defending IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti in Sunday’s season-finale at Las Vegas.

  • If Franchitti finishes first or second, he wins the title.

  • If Franchitti finishes third, Power would have to win the race and all three bonus points.

  • If Franchitti finishes fourth through seventh, Power would have to win the race.

  • If Franchitti finishes eighth, Power could finish first or second and must win two bonus points.

  • If Franchitti finishes ninth, Power could finish first or second.

  • If Franchitti finishes 10th, Power could finish in the top three and must win all three bonus points.

  • If Franchitti finishes 11th, Power could finish in the top three and must win two bonus points.

  • If Franchitti finishes 12th, Power could finish in the top three and must win one bonus point.

  • If Franchitti finishes 13th or 14th, Power could finish in the top three.

  • If Franchitti finishes 15th, Power could finish in the top four and must win one bonus point.

  • If Franchitti finishes 16th or 17th, Power could finish in the top four.

  • If Franchitti finishes between 18th and 24th, Power would have to finish in the top five.

  • If Franchitti finishes 25th or worse, Power would have to finish in the top six.