(IndyCar)—Will Power has tightened the race for the IndyCar championship by picking up his fourth win of the season in the one-day delayed 500 mile race at Pocono, cutting the lead of teammate Simon Pagenaud to only twenty points.
Power beat pole-sitter Mikhail Aleshin by a little more than one second in averaging more than 180 mph for the 500 miles. Pagenaud has led the points standings all season but his crash with 43 laps to go left him 18th at Pocono and cut another 38 points from his lead.
The race was run Monday because of heavy rains Sunday.
The IndyCar season has only three races left, including the finish of a race that began at Texas on June 11th and was stopped because of weather after 72 of the scheduled 248 laps. The race will resume at that point next Saturday night with the restart scheduled for 8 p.m., our time.
(NASCAR)—Columbia driver Carl Edwards and Joplin’s Jamie McMurray are heading to Michigan next weekend. It’s one of Edwards’ best tracks. Through 24 career races, he has an average finishing position of 9.5 with a pair of wins and sixteen top-ten finishes. He’s finished sixth twice in a row there.
McMurray, who has a pair of top tens in the last three Michigan races, looks for another solid run that will solidify his position as a contender for the NASCAR championship. Improved results in the last several races have given McMurray a little space ahead of competitors for the remaining four slots in the Chase for the Championship with three races left before the Chase field is set.
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