Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet took his first win if the season on Sunday at the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Starting the race from fifth place due to bad weather the Australian ran up front all race taking victory just ahead of Scott Dixon.
Speaking following the race he said
“I had a few issues during the race but we just kept coming back. Full credit to the team. We had a great car and we just kind of hung there and saved fuel and when it was time to go, I went. I was so determined and I really wanted to win. This is my 13th year in a row of winning races and I have been thinking about that. I just wanted to win a race for Verizon and these guys who have worked their butts off all year and just haven’t had the results.”YOU TOLD ME YOU CHANGED YOUR MINDSET A FEW RACES AGO BASED ON WHERE YOU WERE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP“I just let go. I just let go and said its not going to happen for me this year. Just whatever. I still did my homework. We definitely had the car today, great strategy, great stops. I feel like I worked harder for it this year than any other year and it just didn’t work for me.”YOU HAD TO FALL BACK TO THE BACK AFTER TAKING THAT DEBRIS, HOW DID YOU GET BACK TO THE FRONT?“Yeah, I passed a lot of cars and saved a lot of fuel. Obviously we topped off so we had a few laps in hand. We pushed through the sequences and that is how we jumped more cars. We caught a great yellow (flag) which moved us to second and we caught a bad one and that moved us back to seventh. The car was fast enough that I knew if we got to the top five, we would have a shot at the win