Team Penske’s Will Power’s savoured a long-awaited return to victory lane in IndyCar on Sunday with an emotional win in the Grand Prix of Road America.

Starting from fifth, the Australian driver put on a masterful display to secure his first triumph in the NTT IndyCar Series June 2022 at Detroit, a span of 34 races.

The win marked a significant milestone, as it not only ended his personal winless streak but also propelled him into a tie for fourth place on the all-time IndyCar wins list with Michael Andretti, with the pair’s track record including 42 wins in the series.

Power’s victory wasn’t the only story at Road America. He orchestrated a triumphant podium sweep for Team Penske, with teammates Josef Newgarden and Scott McLaughlin rounding out the top three positions.

“Massively special,” Power said of the win. “We’ve worked so hard to try to get wins. I worked really hard in the offseason.

“Obviously, last season was very stressful. Had half a mind at home and half at the track, so it was very difficult to perform at a high level there.

“Man, I’m just stoked. I’m very happy, man. That was very well deserved for the whole team. We worked so hard for that.”

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Sunday’s achievement was indeed particularly emotional for the Power family. Will’s win came after a challenging year marked by his wife Liz’s battle with a near fatal blood infection.

The emotional embrace shared with his wife and young son Beau in victory lane celebrated a personal triumph on different fronts for both parents.

Power’s win wasn’t just about personal redemption; it also had a significant impact on the championship standings.

The Penske charger now holds a narrow five-point lead over Alex Palou, who finished fourth in the race. This close battle up front promises an exciting fight for the title as the NTT IndyCar season progresses.

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