IndyCar - Power wins in Milwaukee to strengthen IndyCar lead

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IndyCar - Power wins in Milwaukee to strengthen IndyCar lead
WEST ALLIS, WI - AUGUST 17 : Will Power of Australia, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, leads Tony Kanaan of Brazil, driver of the #10 Huggies Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, during the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at The Milwaukee Mile on August 17, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/JEFF ZELEVANSKY)

- Australian Will Power closed in on his first IndyCar series title on Sunday with a victory in the 250-mile race at the Milwaukee Mile.

Power started on the pole and delivered a dominant performance, leading 229 of 250 laps.

He held off late challenges from Brazilian Tony Kanaan and Colombia's Juan Pablo Montoya -- his Penske team-mate -- beating Montoya across the line by 2.794 seconds. Kanaan finished third, 4.4 seconds back.

With just two races remaining, Power holds a 39-point lead in the championship standings over team-mate Helio Castroneves of Brazil, who finished 11th.

"Oh man, I love winning on ovals," Power said over his team radio as he crossed the finish line for his third victory of the season.


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