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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]
Will Power (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6; and Tony Kanaan (right), driver of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6; celebrate with Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, who raced to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power finished second. Kanaan finished third. Chevrolet took the top six places in the first race of the season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power clash in the closing laps of the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Saturday, March 28, 2015, winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power at St Petersburg. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe in the St. Petersburg paddock following practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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