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Sao Paulo - Race results

Will Power kept cool and made winning races look easy, as he claimed his third visit to victory lane in 2012 at the Sao Paulo Indy 300 ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato.
Will Power found the best place to keep out of trouble - the lead, for the most part - and hit his fuel numbers to make his third consecutive win in the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012 look easy.

Ryan Hunter-Reay also made it look easy to cruise into second place, while most of the remaining 24 cars behind them had incidents of one sort of another in an eventful afternoon on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Race results

1. #12 Will Power Penske-Chevrolet 2:08:18.2816s
2. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti-Chevrolet + 0.9045s
3. #15 Takuma Sato Rahal-Honda + 2.3905s
4. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske-Chevrolet + 4.5489s
5. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi-Honda + 5.1722s
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti-Chevrolet + 6.2615s
7. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther-Chevrolet + 8.3764s
8. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi-Honda + 8.5905s
9. #5 EJ Viso KV Racing-Chevrolet + 10.3449s
10. #8 Rubens Barrichello KV Racing-Chevrolet + 10.8477s
11. #22 Oriol Servia Dreyer & Reinbold-Lotus + 24.4771s
12. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt-Honda + 1 lap
13. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing-Chevrolet + 1 lap
14. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti-Chevrolet + 1 lap
15. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne-Honda + 1 lap
16. #38 Graham Rahal Ganassi-Honda + 1 lap
17. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi-Honda + 1 lap
18. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon-Lotus + 1 lap
19. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt-Honda + 2 laps
20. #25 Ana Beatriz Andretti-Chevrolet + 2 laps
21. #20 Ed Carpenter Carpenter-Chevrolet + 3 laps

Retirements

22. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne-Honda 66 laps (Mechanical)
23. #67 Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher-Honda 61 laps (Contact)
24. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM-Lotus 28 laps (Contact)
25. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske-Chevrolet 21 laps (Contact)
26. #6 Katherine Legge Dragon-Lotus 20 laps (Contact)



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Winner Will Power leads into the first turn at the start of the Sao Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt, LAT Photo USA. Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA
Ryan Hunter-Reay tries to pass Will Power on a restart in the Sao Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt, LAT Photo USA. Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA
Will Power celebrates with his team after winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates with his team owner Roger Penske after winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates with his wife Liz after winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Team Chevy sweeps the podium as Tony Kanaan (center), driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Saturday, August 30, 2014, during the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Teammate Scott Dixon (left), driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, finishes second, and Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet V6, finishes third. Chevrolet wins the Manufacturer`s Championship for the third straight season. (Photo by Gregg EllmanLAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship by posing with the Astor Challenge Cup Saturday, August 30, 2014 after the last race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Chevrolet clinches its third straight Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship by hoisting the Astor Challenge Cup Saturday, August 30, 2014 after the last race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Chevrolet clinches its third straight Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship by kissing the Astor Challenge Cup Saturday, August 30, 2014 after the last race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Chevrolet clinches its third straight Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship with his wife Liz Saturday, August 30, 2014 after the last race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Chevrolet clinches its third straight Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Confetti falls on the podium trio Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Ed Carpenter celebrate after the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Ed Carpenter celebrate after the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship title (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)

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