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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:Indianapolis, Ind.   Race EngineerDavid Faustino
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Biography

Continuing his remarkable record of production, Will Power enjoyed another strong IndyCar Series season in 2013. The native of Toowoomba, Australia produced three wins, three poles and another top-five championship season as he once again proved to be a force in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet.

A tough start to the season prevented Power from battling for the series championship, as he had the previous three years, but there was no doubt that Power was still one of the fastest and toughest competitors in IndyCar in 2013. He closed the season with a flourish winning three of the final five races to finish fourth in the championship standings, giving him great confidence heading into 2014.

Power led Team Penske for the fourth consecutive year in both race victories (three) and poles (three) in 2013. He produced seven top-five finishes and nine top-10 results and his 351 laps led was tops the series.  He also led at least one lap in a series-high 15 of 19 races and his averaging starting position of 4.3 topped all competitors as well.

Perhaps his most satisfying moment of 2013 came at the season’s final race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Power returned to the track where he lost the championship one year earlier when he exited the race after making contact with the wall early on. Conquering any remaining demons, Power won the pole and led a race high 103 laps en route to his second career oval victory.

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.

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 a frightening practice accident at Sonoma cut short his first season with the team. Since he began racing for Team Penske, Power has produced 18 wins and 26 poles to lead all IndyCar drivers over that period of time.

Aside from racing Indy cars at over 200 mph, fitness is Power's greatest passion as he strives to work out twice a day, six days a week. Known for his intensity and his dry sense of humor, Power also enjoys listening to music of all kinds and playing the drums. Power and his wife Elizabeth were married in 2010 and they live in Charlotte, NC.


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