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"I will do the best job I can to get to know the team and complete all the things they've got planned for the test," he added. "I can't thank Larry enough for organising this and taking an interest in my future."

The team has already confirmed that it will run a second car for rookie Chase Austin at next year's Indy 500.

Power in action at Auto Club Speedway Fontana

Will Power has returned to action with Team Penke at the venue which saw him miss out on the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series when he crashed out and allowed Ryan Hunter-Reay to edge him for the title.

"It sure is good to get back into the Verizon #12 car, we've spent too much time apart," said Power. "I spent about a month after the season ended in Australia and ran the V8 Supercar race and spent time with family, but it sure is good to get back."

Power said he was already working on how he could improve his performances on ovals, which have consistently been his Achilles heel in his efforts to win a first IndyCar title against the likes of Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and now Hunter-Reay.

Power was one of a number of Chevrolet-powered drivers testing at Auto Club Speedway at Fontana in California on Tuesday. Also taking the opportunity to test this week were his team mate Helio Castroneves, Andretti Autosport's Marco Andretti, Dragon Racing's Sebastien Bourdais, and driver-team owner Ed Carpenter, who won the season finale at Fontana in September.

"We've been out of the car for a long time, it's always good to be back in the cockpit," said Carpenter. "It's good to come back to a track where you have had success at."

The test was originally scheduled for Monday but was delayed by a day because of rain.



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Takuma Sato (#15) during practice at Indianapolis. (c) 2012, F. Peirce Williams. LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Takuma Sato tests for the OAK Racing sportscar team [Pic credit: PAB/Bernard Bakalian]
Challenger Takuma Sato (#15) slides toward the wall as leader Dario Franchitti (#50) and Scott Dixon (#9) slip by. Franchitti went on to win. 96th Indianapolis 500 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 27 May 2012. (c)2012, F. Peirce Williams.LAT Photo USA. LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Conor Daly (USA, Lotus GP) at Monza in GP3 - Saturday 8th September 2012. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)
Motor racing legend AJ Foyt Jr, first man to win four Indy 500 titles. [Picture credit: IndyCar Media]
Takuma Sato prepares for the final Honda Indy Japan at Motegi. [Picture credit: Daniel Incandela for IndyCar Media]
Mike Conway after making contact with the tyres in Race 1. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Takuma Sato, AJ Foyt, Larry Foyt, and the A.J. Foyt Enterprises team with the Verizon P1 Award (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Takuma Sato exits Turn 2 during practice for the Chevrolet Dual In Detroit (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Takuma Sato and AJ Foyt with the Verizon P1 Award flag for their pole for Race 2 of the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway on course during practice for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit -- Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates his win (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe and Ed Carpenter collision (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe and Ed Carpenter collision (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
The finish of the Indy Lights Freedom 100 (Photo by: Mike Harding for IndyCar Media)
Kurt Busch`s car after his accident (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
The aftermath of Kurt Busch`s wreck (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter (Photo by: Mike Harding for IndyCar Media)

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AJ and LARRY please give WADE CUNNINGHAM the break he deserves a full season forget SATO you will be building new car every week. CONOR DALY is no star of the future so the choice to me a 40 year fan of INDYCARS is logical WADE the guy has talent sitting around getting wasted on the sidelines. Its always about MONEY when is someone to see the talent, SPONSORS will flock to you later when this guy gets up front.



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