Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Business Team Penske Chevrolet had a great Sonsio Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course on Saturday.

Power started the race from third and came home second behind race winner and championship leader Alex Palou of Chip Ganassi Racing.

Speaking following the race, Power said:

This is what was available today. Yes, you do get sick of finishing second. You’re just racing very tough people. If you’re not exactly perfect, you won’t win. I wasn’t exactly perfect in qualifying, and I didn’t win. I think if we had gone longer on that second stint, it would’ve kept (Alex) Palou behind us. He wouldn’t have been able to use his speed. Then, maybe we jump (Christian) Lundgaard on the pit stop. I mean, I don’t know. We thought that was the best option at the time. I thought that too. I thought the undercut would be good. It was slightly cold today, so the overcut wasn’t bad. All you can do is your best. I’m driving really well, and my crew is the best on pit lane. We’re the quickest guys on pit lane, so every time the Verizon Chevy stopped, we had a good shot at jumping someone. That’s actually what happened to get second. I’m looking forward to the (Indianapolis) 500. Chevy has done a very job, and the whole team has done a really good job on everything. We have a good shot at fighting for a pole, and it’s been a long time since we’ve fought for pole, and fight for a win.”

Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 Sonsio Team Penske Chevrolet recovered from a first lap incident to finish the race in 6th place having started the race from 13th.

It was a tough afternoon for the Sonsio Chevy team. The race started pretty bleak for us with all of the contact on the start. That really put us behind from the get-go, but we were able to rally well for a sixth-place finish after dropping down to 20th or so. A finish like that really shows the tenacity of the team. No one gave up and I’m very proud of them.”

Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Snap-On Chevrolet had a disappointing race, the Tennessee-native started the race from fourth and came home in P18 and speaking following the action he said:

Tough day for the Snap-on Chevy team. We just didn’t have the pace today and we were particularly off on the primary tires. Definitely need to do a deep dive and see where we missed it, but I’m excited to get onto the oval next week. The confidence is high with this team and with Chevy power we know we’ll be in the game for the (Indianapolis) 500.”

Next up for Team Penske is the opening day of Indianapolis 500 practice which gets underway on Tuesday.

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