Lexington, OH – Will Power has to start wondering what he has to do to win a race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Power, earned his 49th career Verizon IndyCar Series pole on Saturday afternoon, as it was his sixth straight front row start at the 2.258-mile road course. Despite those gaudy stats, he’s yet to win here.
For the fourth time in nine career Mid-Ohio starts, Power brought his No. 12 Chevrolet home second in the Honda Indy 200. It was another solid result, but he’s starting to wonder what he has to do to get his Team Penske Chevy to victory lane.
It was Power’s sixth top five and seventh top 10 here, but he’s still winless for another season. But, the good news is that four of the five drivers he’s chasing in the standings finished behind him on a sun filled Sunday afternoon.
That puts Power 52 points out of the championship lead heading to a track at Pocono in three weeks where he’s the defending race winner.
But, for some reason, he’s very good on natural road courses like this one here this weekend. He led 60 of the first 74 laps at Barber before having a cut tire ruin his day while leading. At Indy, he led 61 laps en route to a victory. At Road America, he didn’t have a car to win and had to settle for a fifth place run.
Today though was his fifth top five in his last six races as he’s making yet another late season championship push.