Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

(AP Photo/Will Lester)

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Will Power raced with his head instead of his gut. Only a catastrophe was likely to derail his IndyCar Series championship, and the Australian knew he had to throttle the aggression that has made his career - and occasionally wrecked it.

Yet after Power moved patiently and safely through the Fontana field, a restart gave him a chance to seize the lead, if only for a few laps.

Power couldn't resist. With one last daredevil move, he pulled in front for just long enough to ensure he wouldn't back into his long-awaited title.

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IndyCar Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 W.Power 671 3
2 H.Castroneves 609 1
3 S.Dixon 604 2
4 J.Montoya 586 1
5 S.Pagenaud 565 2
6 R.Hunter-Reay 563 3
7 T.Kanaan 544 1
8 C.Munoz 483 0
9 M.Andretti 463 0
10 S.Bourdais 461 1
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