MADISON, Ill — Will Power used to hate racing on ovals about as much as he hates conserving fuel.
The oval part has changed considerably this season. The fuel part?
“I was just, ‘Ah! Come on! Let’s race this properly!'” Power said Saturday night, after some of his closest rivals began saving every last drop as they tried to finish on one less pit stop.
“I was just so stoked,” Power said, “when they said, ‘Let’s just go hard.'”
With a splash of fuel in the tank and the encouragement of team owner Roger Penske over the radio, Power drove wide open to the checkered flag, beating fuel-conserving Alexander Rossi and series leader Scott Dixon to claim the victory at Gateway Motorsports Park.
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