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Will Power continues his excellence on the road courses in 2010, he takes his Penske car to victory lane.
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On this Independence Day drivers have the freedom to turn right or laugh and the IndyCar Series took full advantage of that in new York at Watkins Glen. The Izod IndyCar Series is back on the road course this weekend for the first time since Long Beach in April now to save Team Penske had a firm grip on things at the Glen. Would be huge understatement. The team swept the top three spots in qualifying and in the process laid claim to its eighth pole in nine races and six straight at Watkins Glen but. The five races prior at the -- a Penske car has never gone to victory line. Start of the race wealth power and he leads the field into turn one of early on Scott Dixon has problems he tries to get around Helio Castroneves. But takes it too early and he ends up -- LEOs left rear end damaging his Broadway and the damage them -- that car. Meanwhile Ryan hunter ray newly signed to a radio first auto sport for the rest of the season makes just pass on Paul Tracy for ninth place. -- ball can be a little tough the past just fast series newcomer Adam Carroll 47 car. Milloy collides with Tracy when the doors slammed in his -- for eleventh place. We'll -- later on. Lap seventeen Dan -- gets a little loose and with the help from Alex Lloyd he goes into the grass and can't get fired back up. The frequent pit stops on lap 37 Ryan Briscoe and we will power come in handy lead over Dario Franchitti and Briscoe gets out before power. Just a lap later Franchitti comes in for his stop meanwhile out on track. -- diesel best throw is made her stop she's on cold tires loses control gets into the fence bringing out the caution. Finally time for Dixon and castroneves given for their last stop to castroneves makes it out just that had a of the three time race winner Dixon but Dixon would get back around him to finish eighth to LEOs nine. Dan Wheldon recovered well after his -- been -- before the leaders which got him back into the top five he ended up finishing sixth. -- just seventeen to go world powers. Back from Frisco Frisco seems we've fallen back and Frankie takes second for the Aussie would feel fourteen to go. As the white flag falls Briscoe makes a move and really takes spirit comes down into turn one brief takes second back from Franchitti meanwhile. Will power on -- goes on with a checkered flag for his third win of the season. Just uses that last three -- and sunny 110 the cost him. And -- went all right again at that race I've never driven so -- every Latin. God to save -- get the mileage and get a lot -- assigned times. The -- -- -- the -- I think out there and done. Love those that are races anymore just pushing on and so bad jogging. Well will power -- the best game -- at the Glen. Third one of the season is the only driver to have won more than once teammate Ryan Briscoe takes his second consecutive runner up finish at the Glen. Notice several seven. Different teams represented in the top ten. He JB's so overcoming problems of early in the week to leave a second chance. Hideki motel was twelfth the mark when ready. Ended up thirteenth at the bottom of the list beat George Mira in ninety they had Danica Patrick in twentieth. Robin Miller joins us now live from Watkins Glen Robin. That's these last winners at the Glen where guys named Bobby unser and Rick mears so. Where does will power fit into that kind of line up is he at Penske guys. Nobody was story 'cause when he came -- -- how well our willpower really that's his name come on big kid and and then you could see was fast right away but he did have a lot of confidence and Derrick walker kind of work. Derrick walker in the -- didn't hit it take a look at it. They'll that is legal hassle. If so then here's a guy that is a part timer last year when -- Edmonton breaks is back at Sonoma not sure what his future is. Now as the team leader in victories he's got three this year he's leading the championship. But more importantly how to get how does that nobody in American public knows that he these IndyCar -- drivers are exit -- -- -- out the best way to do that is win races and have some national exposure while Verizon's -- and national TV commercials now. With just and it and it just all got -- and with will power and I think. People are studies got a dry sense of humor is that mr. charisma but he's a pretty good guys a hell or race driver and it's held a story think it more this guy was just couple years ago. Well is no -- will power knows how to get around a road course we have for those left in the season all back to back. Before they award the first what's now going to be called the Mario Andretti road course IndyCar trophy. Your opinion is power going to be able to pull off a championship by adding the ovals. I think so but just because he had no confidence on ovals before he went to -- scheduling to force first test they said. After you get gender -- Roger can't -- no we're gonna like employee does but his strength is obvious -- street courses and road courses here eleven point lead coming to this race. Five straight is gonna -- five straight out you know and five pick he's an awful tough to beat. And I think that's exactly what. -- tackled at Penske team you get castroneves Briscoe power. Pushing each other so hard he just got up that all their games and I think getting golfer ever going to be tough -- -- -- but especially will power has this plays right it has. Power house range. From a year ago it was the feel good story for dale Coyne team the smaller team in victory lane last year at the -- This year after practice and qualifying it looked possible again what happened in that dream for the small things. Well you know Greg -- hitters Justin Wilson qualified sixth any he runs up front for -- his -- way that you got Rafael make does. Who's an Atlantic champion Andy likes can't drive until the -- Jay Penske and suddenly he jumps up -- TD -- third already. So he's gonna be to feel good story and make the podium get one bad itself but they connect kind of dropped him back for -- still held result. To -- us out of qualified in the top six runs. Fourth -- afternoon has a bad pit stop dropped him way back so those were going to be the guys that we're gonna look for. And it and really had a good result but really I'm not be -- as the only guy have a good result. Irrelevant real quick we know the announcement on the new Jazz he's coming in less than two weeks any idea on what that announcement will be. I I -- have a good idea about it I can't tell I can just say this if you're an open wheel fans and you think it's only going to be one car from 2012 and on. You're wrong you're gonna like what's gonna happen. I can't tell that's what your spots and I can't itself that it begs a lot rob I can't tell I've sworn to secrecy because nobody will dominate then if I. We expect you Robin. Both take a look at our Floyd's power pads his lead a little further atop the standings teammates Franchitti and Dixon -- second and third. And teammates Briscoe and castroneves while -- And fifth. And one more Indy car notes the original deadline has passed for that announce what we talked about with what chassis that we use in the future the announcement will now come. Wednesday July 14 in Indianapolis because Robin Miller couldn't tell us tonight the current -- IndyCar chassis designed. Has been in use since 2000 the rate.