Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Business Team Penske Chevrolet says that his result in Sunday’s 108th running the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge was not what he and his crew had in mind.

Starting the Greatest Spectacle In Racing from second place alongside Scott McLaughlin and Josef Newgarden, Power had a great start to the race as he followed McLaughlin as the Penske trio dominated the early part of the race.

On lap 145 of the Indianapolis 500, Power made contact with the wall at Turn 1 and was forced to retire from the race.

Speaking following the event, Power said:

Not the day we had in mind for the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet team. We just could never get the car to where it was comfortable. Not sure if that had to do with all of the rain we had earlier in the day that washed the rubber off the track, but we’ll go back and look at it at the shop. We definitely wanted to capitalize on our strong qualifying position, but we were fortunate that there was a lot of attrition so we didn’t take a big hit in points. Josef and the No. 2 team deserve a big congratulations for winning back-to-back Indy 500s. That is quite an accomplishment.”

Power heads to Detroit in third place in the championship on 157 points, 26 behind championship leader Alex Palou.

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