MADISON, Ill – Will Power had high hopes heading into Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500. The Team Penske driver won the last race of the NTT IndyCar Series season at the Pocono Raceway last Sunday and was also the defending race winner at the World Wide Technology Raceway too.
Unfortunately for Power, he went from first to last as he crashed his No. 12 Chevrolet into the Turn 4 wall on Lap 53.
First to 22nd in a span of six days.
Power, had just came out of the pits a few laps prior as he was battling his teammate Josef Newgarden for what likely would have been for the lead. Unfortunately, he tried too hard on cold tries and got out of the racing line and it was all over from there.
“The car was great,” said Power. “The car was really good. I came out on cold tires and just got a little bit out of the groove. The track is like ice up there. You just go straight, it’s ridiculous.”
That likely ends Power’s championship hopes too as even though he was mathematically eligible still, he’s going to be too far out to make up that much ground in just two races. He admitted so last weekend after his win but now after a last place finish, it’s likely it for him in terms of a hunt for a second Astor Cup championship trophy.
Power’s finished 18th or worse in three of his last five starts on the season too.