Will Power won his third straight race INDYCAR race at Sunday's São Paulo 300. The win was the 18th of his career and his third straight victory in São Paulo. Ryan Hunter-Reay finished second.+ show transcript »
The IZOD INDYCAR series invaded Brazil for the ITAIPAVA Sao Paulo INDY 300 presented by Nestle Sunday. On lap 23 Ryan Briscoe made contact with the wall in Turn 10 which brought out the race's first full course yellow. On the ensuing restart, Dario Franchitti spun and went airborne after running into Mike Conway's car. Lap 63 brought out another full course yellow when rookie Josef Newgarden caught the tire wall in turn 5. Further down the track Ana Beatriz was penalized for avoidable contact with Ed Carpenter. With the green flag waving again on lap 67, there was a multi-car pileup in turn 1 involving eight cars including, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti, Scott Dixon, and Graham Rahal. On the final lap a familiar face was leading the pack to the checkered flag. Will Power picked up his third straight victory to open the season, the 18th of his career. Power is the only driver to win on the streets of Sao Paulo and became the first driver to win three consecutive races since Scott Dixon in 2007 Takuma Sato, who started the race 25th, overcame a pit lane speed violation on Lap 12 to finish third, his first INDYCAR Series podium finish The 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series returns to the States for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May 27th.