The race for the Verizon IndyCar Series title is set to hot up this weekend as the sport takes to the track at Watkins Glen for the first time since 2010.
The title battle has with two races to go has in effect become a two horse race between Penske team mate’s Simon Pagenaud and Will Power who have won four races each this season.
Pagenaud has led the points standings since the second race of the year while Power who missed the opening race, the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg has come back and had an incredibly strong season winning in Detroit, Road America, Toronto and Pocono. The points standings are finely balanced with just 28 points separating the Penske duo with just two races remaining this year.
Power won the last race to be held here at the Glen in 2010 and speaking ahead of this weekend’s race the Australian commented by saying:
I liked Watkins Glen a lot when we went there a few years back. Now, it’s just amazing with the new surface. The speeds are incredible with the grip that we have with these cars. We’ll try and keep the Verizon Chevy in good positions throughout the weekend. We’re down to two races left. Everything we do will be critical. We’ll stay focused and see at the end what’s left to do. I don’t think the fans will leave disappointed after this one.
Simon Pagenaud goes into the weekend having finished the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway last time out in fourth place just behind Tony Kanaan.