IndyCar News | Will Power Detroit reflects victory, racing legacy

Detroit (AP) – Will Power is one of four excited Australian brothers who have all chosen different career paths. An accountant, another break dancer and the youngest a recognized comedian.

As for the Will itself? He is a famous racer driver. And yes, his name is Will Power.

After the Indianapolis 500 wins, a championship and an infamous double-bird incident, one should already be familiar with the strangest driver in the Australian Indicar.

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On Monday (AEST), Indica returned to the top of the standings on a power cycle, scoring its first win of the season in the final Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle. The race is moving from its current home next year to a modified course that once hosted Formula One.

This is not only for Power, who led the race last year until his car overheated during the late race red flag, but also for his team and their engine supplier. It was Chevrolet’s 100th victory since returning to IndyCar in 2012, and it came to Detroit – in the shadow of General Motors headquarters. Detroit is the longtime residence of team owner Roger Pensk and the promoter of group races in Pensk.

But the win stands for much more than personal power, with the 41-year-old quietly making one of the best starts of his career. In his 17th full season, Power has finished no less than fourth this year before Tim Pensk slogged through the Indianapolis 500, and he climbed to 15th.

He reflected on Monday’s win, and now all three Pensk drivers have won this season. Power sees the start of this season as a change of heart – a profound thinker who can change conversations from conspiracy theories (aliens and the like involved) to the meaning of life or his dissatisfaction with Indica’s race control without missing a beat – and perfecting that ” You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. “

“It looks like a big change, but it’s not a big change. I’ve been this year. I’m very experienced at it, so I know it very well, “said Power.” I understand the game very well. I’m just performing at my level of experience as you should.

In Detroit, Power was able to win again in front of the baby brother whom he had not seen in more than three years. He is the closest to Damien, the comedian who is his two-year junior, but epidemic restrictions have kept Power out of his family in Australia.

Damien Power surprised the racing superstar by appearing unexpectedly on the Indy 500 last weekend and staying through the race in Detroit – with the huge support of Power’s wife Liz. The two are close, and the brothers both sound and look a lot the same, and Damien Deadpan responded to the Detroit victory in a live television interview shortly after receiving the Power Checkered flag.

“What they don’t know is that I get in the car late at night and I make some adjustments,” Damien Power told NBC Sports. “I change the oil and I pump the tires. He always takes the pressure off the tires and I like, ‘The more the merrier.’ And I’ve pumped them, so every time they win, I don’t know why they don’t listen to me. I get in and change the car and it seems to be working. “

She was thrilled to have her brother in her arms for the celebration and clearly explained that Damien “worked hard in his craft” to become a comedian as a professional athlete. And he was thrilled to be able to dive into the sand isle waterfall to celebrate his third career with his crew, his 5-year-old son, Beau, and finally Damien, who flop the first swan face in shallow water.

“If you’re going to do it, go all the way, I always say,” Damien said.

Will – who was born in Tuoumba – now agrees with that theory.

On Tuesday, he led a convoy of Corvettes from Bale Isle to Downtown Detroit to officially pass the flag at the new race site. It then goes to the airport, where he and his brother separate: Damien returns to Australia, wills the remaining 10 races of Indica’s schedule and runs for a second title.

She is satisfied. Still a little insane, but satisfied with who and where he will land in the Indica record book.

“I would say there is freedom in not caring – there is no need to add to what you have done. This is my feeling. I can stop now and be satisfied with what I have done, ”he said.

“I can stop now and it will be all right. But I’m still performing at a really high level, probably better than before. So just enjoy that. Trying to get the most out of it is an enjoyable part of it. “

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