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Will Power worked his way through the field from ninth on the grid to claim victory at Barber Motorsports Park ahead of Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves.
Will Power emerged from Barber Motorsports Park with his first win of the season, despite admitting that he'd thought it a tall order to win the race after a frustrating qualifying session left him starting from ninth place on the grid.

In a hugely entertaining Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama that featured overtaking throughout the field for the entire race on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course, Power ended up finishing 3.3709s ahead of Ganassi's Scott Dixon. The duo had pulled out a massive lead during the 16 laps since the final restart of the race over the chasing pack consisting of Helio Castroneves, Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud.

Rubens Barrichello delivered an excellent eighth place in only his second IZOD IndyCar Series race just ahead of a superb run from Sebastien Bourdais in the Lotus Dragon, with Dario Franchitti scraping a place in the top ten after a deeply disappointing weekend.

Race results

1. #12 Will Power Penske Chevrolet 2:01:40.1127s after 90 laps
2. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi Honda + 3.3709s
3. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske Chevrolet + 19.115s
4. #38 Graham Rahal Ganassi Honda + 19.3395s
5. #77 Simon Pagenaud SHM Honda + 20.105s
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Chevrolet + 23.3093s
7. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt Honda + 24.5552s
8. #8 Rubens Barrichello KV Racing Chevrolet + 25.4023s
9. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Lotus + 27.1815s
10. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi Honda + 32.7377s
11. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti Chevrolet + 33.5038s
12. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Chevrolet + 35.873s
13. #22 Oriol Servia DRR Lotus + 37.8944s
14. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske Chevrolet + 41.6742s
15. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther Chevrolet + 44.5059s
16. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne Honda + 54.5343s
17. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR Honda + 60.6182s
18. #5 EJ Viso KV Racing Chevrolet + 1 laps
19. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Honda + 1 laps
20. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM Lotus + 1 laps
21. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing Chevrolet + 1 laps
22. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR Chevrolet + 2 laps
23. #6 Katherine Legge Dragon Lotus + 5 laps
24. #15 Takuma Sato Rahal Honda + 38 laps Mechanical
25. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi Honda + 45 laps Mechanical
26. #98 Alex Tagliani Bryan Herta Lotus + 90 laps Mechanical



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Will Power happy with the top time during Friday practice on the streets of Baltimore - September 2011. [Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media]
Will Power on track during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. March 31 2012. [Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt. LAT Photo USA]
Scott Dixon streaks across the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon crosses the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits on pit lane prior to the evening Open Test session at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to track activity during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon leaves pit lane (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies as Scott Dixon celebrates winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon takes the twin chequered flags to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates his win in Victory Circle after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The field scatters as the drivers avoid the cars of Sebastien Bourdais and Ryan Briscoe at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon and the #9 Target Chip Ganassi team celebrate after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon poses with the trophies after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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