Will Power Wins at Milwaukee Mile to give Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Ten Wins in 2014; Team Penske Driver Extends Lead in Driver Championship Battle
Chevrolet-powered entries score top four finishing positions, six of top nine at Milwaukee to extend lead in Manufacturer Championship Standings
MILWAUKEE (Aug. 17, 2014) – Will Power drove his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to Victory Lane for the third time this season, and the 24th time in his career at the Milwaukee Mile on Sunday.
Power led four times for a total of 229 laps in the 250-lap/250-mile race. He took the lead for the final time on lap 193, and went on to win by a margin of 2.7949 seconds over his Team Penske teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya.
As a result of the dominating win, Power now holds a 39-point lead over teammate Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, in the 2014 battle for the 2014 for the Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Championship crown.
“Congratulations to Will Power and his Verizon Penske team for dominating the race today in Milwaukee leading 229 of 250 laps in their Chevrolet-powered Dallara,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager for Verizon IndyCar Series. “Their performance today showed focus and execution of a championship effort. With two races left in the season and double points available for the finale at Fontana, it is more important than ever to execute cleanly. All of us at Team Chevy head to the west coast now with the focus and determination to put the brand, and Team Chevy drivers, in championship positions.”
The win was the 10th Verizon IndyCar Series win for Chevrolet in the 16 races completed of the 18-race 2014 season. With two races remaining, the Bowtie Brand extended its lead the Series’ Manufacturer Championship contest.
For the third consecutive year drivers powered by the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 engine swept the podium in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at the storied one-mile oval. Montoya, No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet, and Tony Kanaan, No. 10 Huggies Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet finished second and third respectively. Scott Dixon brought his No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet to the checkered flag in fourth place.
Giving Chevrolet six of the top-nine finishers were Ryan Briscoe, No. 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in the sixth finishing position, and Ed Carpenter, No. 20 Fuzzy’s Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet crossing the finish line in ninth place.
Josef Newgarden (Honda) completed the top-five finishers.