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Will Power - IndyCar Series

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Birth Date:Mar, 1, 1981 Height:5' 10" Primary SponsorVerizon Wireless
Birth Place:Toowoomba, Australia Weight:155 Car:Dallara/Chevrolet
Residence:Charlotte, N.C.   Race EngineerDavid Faustino
twitter: @12WillPower

Biography

After several years of remarkable production, Will Power captured his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship with another strong season in 2014. The ultra-quick Toowoomba, Australia native produced three wins and four Verizon P1 Pole Awards driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet en route to the 2014 title.

No driver has been more successful over the last five years of Verizon IndyCar Series competition than Power. His 21 victories and 30 pole awards are the most in the series since 2009. Early and often in his career, Power was labeled as a road and street course ace. However, Power has made himself into one of the most well-rounded racers in the world today. His continued success on oval tracks in 2014 included a pole-winning run at Texas Motor Speedway and his dominant performance in winning at the Milwaukee Mile where he led 229 of the 250 laps contested.  

For the fifth consecutive year, Power led Team Penske in both wins and poles. In addition to his speed, Power was one of the most consistent drivers in the series as he was running at the end of all 18 races on the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. His 623 laps led were tops in the series and easily the most for Power over the course of one season in his career.

By winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series title, Power produced the 13th Indy car championship for Team Penske – the most in series history – and it’s first since Sam Hornish Jr. won it in 2006. It also marked the 26th national title won in the organization’s storied history. In addition, Power became the first Australian champion in the history of IndyCar competition.

Power moved to the United States in 2006 to pursue his motorsports dream after honing his skills in his native Australia and in some Europe’s toughest open-wheel racing training grounds. He quickly became a winning driver in the Champ Car World Series with Walker Racing and Team Australia before he joined KV Racing Technology in the Verizon IndyCar Series. 

Power came on board at Team Penske in 2009, initially filling in for Helio Castroneves at the beginning of the season. Through his strong performances, Power earned a part-time opportunity with the team when Castroneves returned to action. He scored his first win for Team Penske on the streets of Edmonton in 2009 before injuries from a frightening practice accident at Sonoma cut short his first season with the team. He began racing full-time for Team Penske in the No. 12 Verizon car in 2010 and he has been winning ever since.

“It’s amazing, man, it really is,” said Power. “This has been a dream of mine since I came to America to race and make my home. To win a championship for Roger (Penske), Verizon, Chevrolet and everyone who makes this team go is such a great feeling. I am not satisfied, though. The desire and passion is still there to win more. I feel that we can do it.”

Power and his wife, Elizabeth, were married in 2011. The couple resides in Charlotte, NC.

 

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