Biography

Following a history-making 2018 season, Will Power aims to add to his resume as one of the most accomplished drivers in INDYCAR history as he returns behind the wheel of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet in 2019. Power and the No. 12 Verizon team won the 2018 Indianapolis 500 for Team Penske’s record 17th victory at Indy as Power became the first Australian driver to claim his spot on the historic Borg-Warner Indy 500 trophy.

With three victories overall last season, the 2014 NTT IndyCar Series (NICS) champion enters the 2019 season with 35 career wins, tied with Bobby Unser for seventh on the series all-time career wins list. Power also claimed four pole positions last season to bring his total to 54 career poles, which ranks second on the all-time career poles list. Power begins the new season just 13 poles shy of tying Mario Andretti’s record of 67 poles won. Now in his 15th NICS season, and his 11th  year with Team Penske, Power will be chasing a second series title and a second Indianapolis 500 victory. He has won at least one race for 12 consecutive years dating back to 2007 and he’s produced nine multi-win seasons over that time.

The 2018 season featured many highs and a few lows for Power as he captured three wins, eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. His season included sweeping the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Speedway’s road course followed by the biggest win of his career at the Indianapolis 500. Despite the top performances, Power’s season also included four DNFs, which proved costly in his pursuit of his second series title. Power finished the season ranked third in points overall.