Will Power wins IndyCar race at Pocono; closes points gap
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Will Power continued his late-season surge, holding Mikhail Aleshin at bay after a final restart and won the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway on Monday.
It was the fourth win of the season for Power, 29th of his career and cut the lead of Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud to 20 points in the standings with three races remaining in the season.
After crashing late, Pagenaud finished 18th in the 500-mile race, which was postponed a day by rain.
A year ago, Ryan Hunter-Reay won a crash-filled race at Pocono that took the life of Englishman Justin Wilson. He suffered a severe head injury when struck in the helmet by debris from a late-race crash and died the day after the race.
Pocono Raceway painted JW on the track at the finish line and Union Jacks flew at half-staff in honor of the Englishman. Both Wilson and open-wheel driver Bryan Clauson, who was killed two weeks ago in a crash in Kansas, were remembered in the pre-race prayer and with a moment of silence.
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