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Infineon Raceway - Race results

The top five drivers arrived home in the same order that they started the race, and not much happened in the intervening 75 laps on the road course at Infineon Raceway.
When Will Power dreams, he must dream of days just like this: when he can run 75 virtually perfect laps out in front, avoid any dramas, and have the support of his team mates Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe gathered collectively around him to ward off any bad energy from that nasty Ganassi duo of Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon.

It was without question a major return to form for the Penske team, by far their strongest performance of the season and their first team 1-2-3 since Nazareth in 1994 - and at just the right time for Power's title hopes, as it slashes 21pts from Dario Franchitti's lead and closes them up to just 26pts variance with just four races remaining in the season.

Race results

1. #12 Will Power 75 laps 1:47:29.7619
2. #3 Helio Castroneves + 3.2420s
3. #6 Ryan Briscoe + 6.4494s
4. #10 Dario Franchitti + 7.6540s
5. #9 Scott Dixon + 14.4755s
6. #19 Sebastien Bourdais + 17.1257s
7. #06 James Hinchcliffe + 17.2713s
8. #38 Graham Rahal + 17.7900s
9. #59 EJ Viso + 21.6276s
10. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay + 22.1731s
11. #2 Oriol Servia + 22.9512s
12. #17 Martin Plowman + 24.2602s
13. #24 Ana Beatriz + 29.7207s
14. #34 Sebastian Saavedra + 41.1146s
15. #78 Simon Pagenaud + 41.7526s
16. #27 Mike Conway + 74.2912s
17. #22 Giorgio Pantano + 74.2922s *
18. #5 Takuma Sato + 1 lap
19. #18 James Jakes + 1 lap
20. #77 Alex Tagliani + 1 lap
21. #7 Danica Patrick + 1 lap
22. #14 Vitor Meira + 1 lap
23. #4 JR Hildebrand + 1 lap
24. #26 Marco Andretti + 1 lap
25. #67 Ed Carpenter + 1 lap
26. #83 Charlie Kimball + 9 laps
27. #88 Ho-Pin Tung + 12 laps Contact after 63 laps
28. #82 Tony Kanaan + 37 laps Mechanical after 38 laps

* penalised for blocking Sebastian Bourdais through the final corner and sent to the back of the lead lap



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Will Power leads the field on track at Infineon Raceway. [Photo credit: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media]
Will Power (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves sets up for Turn 1 during the Oval Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power leads teammate Simon Pagenaud into Turn 1 during the Oval Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves on course during the Oval Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo by: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon in pit lane (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson and Ryan Hunter-Reay discuss practice at IMS (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud will carry Avaya colours at Indianapolis
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate with champagne following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Circle following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Circle following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal,and Scott Dixon hoist their trophies following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal,and Scott Dixon hoist their trophies following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Coke Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a third place finish Sunday, April 25, 2015 during the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves leads the field down the frontstretch to start the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves leads the field to the green flag to start the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon on course during qualifications for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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