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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
Accident for Sage Karam on the first lap of the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
Oriol Servia accident during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, and his team perform the traditional kissing of the bricks after racing to victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, drinks the traditional bottle of milk while celebrating his victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates his victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, crosses the finish line as he races to victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Will Power (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, finishes second. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Andy Frame/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power on pit road during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media)
Penske team mates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power race side-by-wide during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya crosses the line ahead of Penske team mate Will Power to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, Mark Miles and Derrick Walker announce the addition of Boston to the 2016 IndyCar Series itinerary. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Mike Harding)
Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies third fastest Sunday, May 17, 2015, and will start on the outside of the front row for the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pagenaud will be joined in the front row by by polestar Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet who qualified second fastest for the May 24 race. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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