SAO PAULO — Will Power loves racing in Brazil.
Power won IndyCar’s Sao Paulo 300 for the third consecutive time on Sunday, finishing ahead of Ryan Hunter Reay on the 2.5-mile, 11-turn Anhembi circuit. The Australian was hardly challenged on the streets of South America’s biggest city.
Takuma Sato had a great run to finish third for his first podium after starting only 25th and Brazilian Helio Castroneves was fourth after starting 18th. Three-time defending series champion Dario Franchitti recovered from an early spin to finish fifth.
It was Power’s third consecutive victory after four races this season, and Penske’s fourth in a row. It’s the first time the team has won four in a row to start the season, dating to the introduction of CART in 1979. Penske also won the first three races of the year in 2010.
Power was coming off victories in Alabama and Long Beach and his triumph in Brazil helped him increase his series points lead heading into the Indy 500 next month.
ROLEX SERIES: In Homestead, Fla., Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor won the rain-shortened Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway, in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Corvette DP.
It marked the 19th victory for SunTrust Racing – second in Grand-AM Rolex Series history.