Will Power wins Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 9, 2015) — Will Power won the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday for his first IndyCar victory of the season, leading 65 of 82 laps on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Team Penske star and defending IndyCar series champion held off a surprisingly strong run from Graham Rahal’s Honda-powered car. The American finished second, 1.5023 seconds behind the Australian winner. Colombia’s Juan Pablo Montoya, Power’s teammate, was third.

Power’s first career win at Indy also gave team owner Roger Penske his 16th series win at the track — his first on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course.

The pole-winner avoided a five-car crash in the first turn that sent Scott Dixon from second to 23rd. It was the only major crash on a day Power couldn’t be caught.

Five drivers have won races this season, four with Chevy engines.

Below was the schedule of events for the day.

SCHEDULE (All times local):

8:00 a.m.                          Public Gates Open

IMS Midway Open

8:30-9:45 a.m.             IndyCar Experience, Event Car Rides

10:00-10:15 a.m.       Indy Lights Warm Up

10:40 a.m.                      USF2000 Race #2 Begins (30 Minute Timed Race)

11:30 a.m.-Noon        Verizon IndyCar Series Warm-Up

12:25 p.m.                      Pro Mazda Race #3 Begins (30 Minute Timed Race)

1:25 p.m.                         Indy Lights Race #2 Begins (35 Laps or 60 Minutes)

2:33 p.m.                         Chevrolet Stingray Lap

3:00 p.m.                         Driver Introductions

Bronze Badge Grid Walk

3:50 p.m.                        Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Begins (82 laps/200 miles)

4:30 p.m.                       IMS Midway Closes on Lap 41 (Time is approximate)

5:45 p.m.                       Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Concludes

Post-Race Ceremonies Begin

Track Invasion Begins (60 minutes)

Public Gates Close 60 minutes after Checkered Flag

TICKETS:  Tickets for the second annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis start at $30 for general admission, children 12 and under free. Reserved seats range from $41-$77 and come with full general admission access to the infield viewing mounds.Tickets are available at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ticket office at the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road.

Information on parking and camping at IMS events is here.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN: 8 a.m. (local time). Pedestrian gates open are Gates 1,1B, 2, 3, 4, 6, Media Gate, 7 Vehicle, 7 South Pedestrian, 9, 9A, 10, 10A, 11A, 12, 27.

STANDS OPEN:   A Penthouse (Reserved Seating), B Penthouse (Reserved Seating), E Stand (Reserved Seating), E Penthouse (Reserved Seating), H Stand (Reserved Seating – Sec. 13-24), J Stand (Reserved Seating), North Vista Wheelchair (Reserved Seating), Northwest Vista (Reserved Seating – Sec 1-10), Northwest Vista Deck (Reserved Seating), Paddock Wheelchair (AS NEEDED GA – Box 19-22), Paddock Penthouse (Reserved Seating – Box 10-20), South Terrace (Reserved Seating), South Terrace Wheelchair (Reserved Seating), South Vista (Reserved Seating – Sec 1-5), South Vista Deck (Reserved Seating – Sec 1-4), Southwest Vista Deck (Reserved Seating), Tower Terrace (AS NEEDED GA – Sec 37 & 79), Tower Terrace Wheelchair (Open General Admission), Pit Road Terrace (Open General Admission), Wheelchair Accessible (Open General Admission, Corner 5 (Reserved Seating), Corner 5 Wheelchair (Reserved Seating), Corner 7 (Reserved Seating), Corner 7 Wheelchair (Reserved Seating), Backstretch Family Mounds (General Admission), Turn 2 (Oval) Mounds (General Admission), Turn 4 (Oval) Mound (General Admission), Corner 6 Mounds (General Admission), Corner 7 Mounds (General Admission).

MUSEUM HOURS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for fans 6-15 years old, with children under 5 free. Gate admission to the Indianapolis 500 is not included in Museum admission and must be purchased separately

PIT WALK: All IMS Bronze Badge holders are eligible to take a complimentary pit walk beginning at 3 p.m. prior to the start of the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

TRACK INVASION: All fans will have the opportunity to walk on the legendary Yard of Bricks with friends and family after the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

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