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Will Power Wins 2018 Indianapolis 500

28 May 2018

"I was wondering if I would ever win it".

"My career, I've had so many wins, so many poles but everyone always talks about the 500 and I just couldn't imagine winning a race in front of a crowd like this". Her highest finish in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was sixth in Atlanta in 2014, and she had seven top 10s in her five full-time NASCAR seasons that were all behind the wheel of the No. 10 auto for Stewart-Haas Racing. "It's just incredible." Power extended team owner Roger Penske's record of 17 wins in the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", and it completed a sweep of May in Indianapolis for him.

"Look, this closes the book for what he wanted to accomplish in INDYCAR: win a championship, now is tied for winning the most races as an Indy driver for the team (31) and the Indy 500 is something that he wanted to do from the very beginning", team owner Roger Penske said. Power now has 34 IndyCar wins.

"He and I love racing together".

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Defending champion Takuma Sato also crashed out after running into the back of James Davison's auto. Instead, Patrick crashed just 67 laps into the race and was unable to finish, ending her final Indy 500 on a sour note. Some two hours after the race, he was exhausted.

When the race ended, Rossi finished fourth, having made the most impressive advancement in the race of any driver in the field at 28 spots.

Danica Patrick trudged out of the infield care center with her head down, mirrored sunglasses covering the disappointment in her eyes.

Chip Ganassi Racing's Ed Jones lost control coming out of Turn 2 and spun into the wall on Lap 58, mashing the right side of his Honda. But the new body of this year's IndyCar combined with temperatures soaring into the 90s made the cars hard to drive, and Patrick joined everyone else trying to figure things out. She led 19 total and ultimately finished fourth. It's both of them. I've had a lot of good fortune here, and did still have some this month. "It just didn't come today".

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Danica told ABC the source of her losing control: "Little bit of understeer and [the car] just swung". Fellow Brazilian and 2013 500 victor Tony Kanaan crashed on Lap 188.

France's Sebastian Bourdais, back at Indy a year after he suffered hip and pelvic injuries in qualifying last year, three-time victor Helio Castroneves of Brazil and 2013 victor Tony Kanaan of Brazil also failed to make it to the finish. "We'll certainly take a good luck at that for sure", Penske said. On another restarted on lap 153, Rossi went high in turn one and passed two more cars in turns one and two to get up to third.

Will's a pretty intense guy, a pretty focused and dedicated guy, but you can see the release in him now, after the race.

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Will Power Wins 2018 Indianapolis 500