Will Power's turbulent ride to the top

Will Power's turbulent ride to the top

It seemed like Will Power would forever be the bridesmaid having been an IndyCar runner-up three years on the trot, but those near-misses made him stronger, as MARK GLENDENNING explains

Admit it. When you were watching the IndyCar finale at Fontana last weekend, there was a moment when you thought Will Power was on the verge of blowing it. That he was about to make a mistake that would earn him the rare and unhappy distinction of being a four-time championship runner-up.

That moment was just after the restart. Up to that point in the evening, Power had conducted himself with Franchitti-esque patience and restraint; refusing to panic in the wake of a disastrous qualifying position, and picking his battles as he worked his way back up through the pack.

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