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Power strikes back for IndyCar win at Edmonton


INDYCAR Edmonton Indy

At Edmonton, Canada

 Lap length: 2.224 miles

 1. (2) Will Power, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

 2. (9) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

 3. (4) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

 4. (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

 5. (15) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

 6. (12) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

 7. (7) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

 8. (20) Mike Conway, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

 9. (22) Danica Patrick, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

10. (6) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

11. (24) J.R. Hildebrand, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

12. (14) Vitor Meira, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

13. (23) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

14. (19) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

15. (10) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

16. (26) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

17. (17) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

18. (18) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

19. (21) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 79, Running

20. (5) E.J. Viso, Dallara-Honda, 79, Running

21. (1) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 79, Running

22. (8) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 76, Running

23. (3) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 74, Running

24. (16) Simona de Silvestro, Dallara-Honda, 54, Mechanical

25. (13) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 0, Contact

26. (25) Paul Tracy, Dallara-Honda, 0, Contact

Race Statistics

Winners average speed: 90.949

Time of Race: 1:57:22.5177

Margin of Victory: 0.8089 seconds

Cautions: 2 for 8 laps

Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers

Lap Leaders: Sato 1-18, Power 19-26, Conway 27-28, Power 29-53, Castroneves 54, Franchitti 55-56, Power 57-80

Points: Franchitti 388, Power 350, Dixon 282, Kanaan 253, Servia 244, Briscoe 239, M.Andretti 232, Rahal 218, Castroneves 212, Hildebrand 212

F1 German Grand Prix

At Nurburg, Germany

 Lap length: 3.199 miles

 1. Lewis Hamilton, England, McLaren, 60 laps, 1:37:30.334, 118.005 mph

 2. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, 60, 1:37:34.314

 3. Mark Webber, Australia, Red Bull, 60, 1:37:40.122

 4. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull, 60, 1:38:18.255

 5. Felipe Massa, Brazil, Ferrari, 60, 1:38:22.586

 6. Adrian Sutil, Germany, Force India, 60, 1:38:56.542

 7. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, 59, +1 lap

 8. Michael Schumacher, Germany, Mercedes, 59, +1 lap

 9. Kamui Kobayashi, Japan, Sauber, 59, +1 lap

10. Vitaly Petrov, Russia, Renault, 59, +1 lap

11. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Sauber, 59, +1 lap

12. Jaime Alguersuari, Spain, Toro Rosso, 59, +1 lap

13. Paul di Resta, Scotland, Force India, 59, +1 lap

14. Pastor Maldonado, Venezuela, Williams, 59, +1 lap

15. Sebastien Buemi, Switzerland, Toro Rosso, 59, +1 lap

16. Heikki Kovalainen, Finland, Team Lotus, 58, +2 laps

17. Timo Glock, Germany, Virgin, 57, +3 laps

18. Jerome d'Ambrosio, Belgium, Virgin, 57, +3 laps

19. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, HRT, 57, +3 laps

20. Karun Chandhok, India, Team Lotus, 56, +4 laps

Not Classfied

21. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italy, HRT, 37, retired

22. Jenson Button, England, McLaren, 35, retired

23. Rubens Barrichello, Brazil, Williams, 16, retired

24. Nick Heidfeld, Germany, Renault, 9, retired


At Morrison, Colo

Final Finish Order


1, Spencer Massey. 2, Tony Schumacher. 3, Rod Fuller. 4, Antron Brown. 5, Bob Vandergriff. 6, Doug Kalitta. 7, Shawn Langdon. 8, Del Worsham. 9, Larry Dixon. 10, Steven Chrisman. 11. Brandon Bernstein. 12, David Grubnic. 13, Morgan Lucas. 14, Terry McMillen. 15, Scott Palmer. 16, Dom Lagana


1, John Force. 2, Matt Hagan. 3, Robert Hight. 4, Jeff Arend. 5, Ron Capps. 6, Tim Wilkerson. 7, Mike Neff. 8, Cruz Pedregon. 9, Melanie Troxel. 10, Tony Pedregon. 11, Todd Simpson. 12, Johnny Gray. 13, Jeff Diehl. 14, Paul Lee. 15, Jack Beckman. 16, Bob Tasca III


1, Mike Edwards. 2, Allen Johnson. 3, Kurt Johnson. 4, Larry Morgan. 5, V. Gaines. 6, Jason Line. 7, Greg Anderson. 8, Erica Enders. 9, Vincent Nobile. 10, Ron Krisher. 11, Greg Stanfield. 12, Warren Johnson. 13, Rodger Brogdon. 14, Ronnie Humphrey. 15, Steve Kalkowski. 16, Shane Gray


1, Karen Stoffer. 2, Michael Phillips. 3, Hector Arana. 4, Eddie Krawiec. 5, David Hope. 6, LE Tonglet. 7, Jerry Savoie. 8, Mike Berry. 9, Hector Arana Jr. 10, Chip Ellis. 11, Steve Johnson. 12, Jim Underdahl. 13, Andrew Hines. 14, Matt Smith. 15, Justin Finley. 16, Shawn Gann


Top Fuel Spencer Massey, 4.150 seconds, 269.67 mph def. Tony Schumacher, 4.255 seconds, 266.95 mph

Funny Car John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.361, 285.23 def. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, foul

Pro Stock Mike Edwards, Pontiac GXP, 6.970, 197.65 def. Allen Johnson, Dodge Avenger, foul

Pro Stock Motorcycle Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.283, 182.58 def. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.394, 182.01

Competition Eliminator Clint Neff, '23-T Ford, 8.320, 157.21 def. Jirka Kaplan, '23-T Ford, 6.640, 184.55

Super Stock Jackie Alley, Chevy Camaro, 10.215, 129.40 def. David Bogner, Dodge Daytona, 10.311, 127.16

Stock Eliminator Scott Burton, Pontiac Firebird, 11.068, 119.17 def. Dwight Machael, Plymouth Fury, 11.283, 118.36

Super Comp Dave Crawford, Dragster, 9.527, 159.91 def. Michael Miller, Dragster, 9.489, 165.07

Super Gas Mike Wiblishouser, Chevy Corvette, 10.504, 145.28 def. Wayde Samuel, Chevy Chevelle, 10.468, 129.21



July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis

Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa

Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y

Aug. 21 — Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich

Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn

Sep. 4 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga

Sep. 10 — One Last Race To Make The Chase 400, Richmond, Va

Sep. 18 — Chicagoland 400, Joliet, Ill

Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H


July 30 — Kroger 200, Indianapolis

Aug. 6 — U.S. Cellular 250, Newton, Iowa

Aug. 13 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y

Aug. 20 — NAPA Auto Parts 200, Montreal

Aug. 26 — Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn

Sep. 3 — Great Clips 300, Hampton, Ga

Sep. 9 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250, Richmond, Va

Sep. 17 — Dollar General 300, Joliet, Ill.

EDMONTON, Alberta — Will Power held off hard-charging teammate Helio Castroneves to win Sunday's Edmonton Indy and close the gap on IndyCar points leader Dario Franchitti.

Power started second, overtook pole-sitter Takuma Sato on Lap 19 of 80, then led the rest of the way except for brief periods during pit stops. The Australian held off his Team Penske teammate by eight-tenths of a second.

"It was exactly the day we needed," Power said.

Franchitti finished third, 1.2 seconds off the pace at the 2.2-mile, 13-turn City Centre Airport.

Power has 350 points and cut his deficit to Franchitti from 55 to 38 with seven races left.

Four drivers drew penalties (in which they had to drive through pit road under the green flag) for failing to avoid contact. It seemed IndyCar officials, after a crash-filled race July 10 in Toronto, had a zero-tolerance approach.

Power, who was angry for days after an incident in Toronto in which Franchitti spun him out on his way to victory, said stricter enforcement is needed.

"It will deter people from doing it again," he said.

KAHNE UNHURT IN FLIP: NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne was unhurt in a wild crash Friday in which his sprint car somer­saulted over a wall. Kahne's car made contact with the car of Craig Dollansky and flipped over a wall during a World of Outlaws race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The York Daily Record reported that Kahne, returning to his dirt-track roots during a Sprint Cup series off-week, jogged back to the track after the wreck.

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton of McLaren won the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, fending off Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber for his second victory of the season.

NHRA: Spencer Massey edged teammate Tony Schumacher to win the Top Fuel final at the Mile High Nationals in Denver. John Force earned his 133rd victory but first this season in Funny Car, and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won their classes.

GRAND-AM: Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas won their fifth race this season at the American Red Cross 250 in Millville, N.J., in a BMW/Riley.

AMERICAN LE MANS: Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf teamed to win the Grand Prix of Mosport in Bowmanville, Ontario behind the wheel of an AMR/Lola.

Power strikes back for IndyCar win at Edmonton 07/24/11 [Last modified: Sunday, July 24, 2011 9:31pm]
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