Verizon Team Penske’s Will Power heads to this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course having taken his third win in four races last time out on the streets of Toronto and doing so has closed the gap to his team mate Simon Pagenaud in the race for the series champion with just five races to go.

Power’s charge has been fantastic when you consider that the Australian missed the opening race of the season, the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. However since then he has made great progress in the championship and is now just 47 points behind Simon Pagenaud.

Power has secured five podium finishes this season including his three victories which came last time out in Toronto, at the Kohler Grand Prix and the Chevrolet Dual In Detroit Race 2.

Four of Power’s podiums have come in the last four races in Detroit, Road America, Iowa and Toronto.

Team Penske have been so dominant this season that they have only been off the podium once and that was at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil which saw Andretti Autosport claim a 1-2 finish with Alexander Rossi and Carlos Munoz with Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden completing the podium in third place.

Roger Penske has seen three of his four drivers win races in 2016 with Helio Castroneves yet to win for the team this season however he came close in Toronto and will be hoping that he can challenge for the win this weekend at Mid-Ohio.

Team Penske head to the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio with 1,2,3 in the champion with Simon Pagenaud leading Will Power with Helio Castroneves in third place.

(Video courtesy of the Verizon IndyCar Series via youtube.com)

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