Published: Mon, May 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500

Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500

The couple hugged and screamed joyously, nearly disbelievingly, at each other.

Power immediately took control of the race and never wavered during the final laps.

"I can't describe it", Power told ESPN after the race.

"It just didn't come on race day but we had some good moments".

"And then I go on and two pit and I'm like 'Man, I think I'm going to win this!'" If I win, people will remember that. The advantage of stalking and sling-shotting past a leader was eliminated. She became the first woman to win an IndyCar Series race in 2008. That led to a series of varied pit strategies and a long list of race leaders, 15 in all via 30 lead changes, many of those coming during pit stops, when teams were employing their chosen strategies, be they fewer pit stops, staggered pit stops or fuel-saving measures. It was about your speed. Defending race victor Takuma Sato, Danica Patrick, Sebastien Bourdais, three-time victor Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan lost control and wrecked. Davison had struggled with control throughout the race in the No. 33 Jonathan Byrd's 502 East Chevrolet for the Foyt with Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi team.

"It's frustrating. vehicle was good", the Brazilian said.

"I tried to avoid everything, but sorry, I couldn't avoid it", Sato said. She was later cleared and released with no major injuries. Bourdais had led at least one lap in every race this season, and led for the first time in his career at Indianapolis.

Still, she is respected and in some cases revered at Indianapolis, where fans still remember her leading the 2009 race before finishing third. It was supposed to triumphantly cap her "Danica Double", which began at the Daytona 500, where she also crashed out well short of the finish.

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This was not what she imagined.

She is also expanding her own athleisure clothing line, Warrior By Danica Patrick, and launched Pretty Intense, her new book focused on food, exercise and the mind/body connection this year.

"But in hindsight, I should have just taken an opportunity at track position and worry about fuel after the fact".

"It just swung around as soon as I recommitted back to the throttle - so I wasn't expecting it by any means".

"It was definitely not the way I wanted to end, of course".

"Today was really disappointing for what he were hoping for", she said. It still was a lot of great moments this month. He passed the checkered flag about three seconds before Carpenter.

Castroneves' bid to win a record-tying fourth 500 ended when he spun exiting Turn 4. Hunter-Reay plied through tire smoke to barely avoid contact as Castroneves skidded hard backward into an interior SAFER Barrier.

The victory was the 34th of Power's IndyCar career, tying him for eighth place on the all-time list with two-time Indy 500 victor Al Unser Jr.

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