Power blasts "dangerous" Indycar race

Ruben Hill
April 23, 2018

St. Petersberg victor Sebastien Bourdais qualified third while Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, and Scott Dixon rounded out the Firestone Fast Six.

IndyCar has parked the cars at Barber Motorsports Park because of track conditions.

Officials said the race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham would be completed on Monday and they impounded Power's race vehicle so his team could not do repairs overnight although he can resume the race.

BC-CAR-IndyCar-Alabama, 136 IndyCar race goes under red flag with track conditionsEds: APNewsNow. Rounding out the top five are Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, both of Andretti Autosport, and James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. This time drivers were allowed to get out of their cars to wait it out.

While the race is scheduled for 90 laps, there's a possibility that if the weather worsens or if lightning appears, it could potentially be shortened to just two hours. It will be completed Monday morning with a restart on Lap 23.

Power's day is done after suffering irreparable damage to the left side of his vehicle after hydroplaning on the front straight and running into the inside retaining wall. His vehicle was unfixable.

"We got going again and my legs were shaking", he said.

"It's just a real shame for everyone on the Verizon Chevy team", Power said. "I had to go so bad".

The yellow leading to the restart was brought out when Ed Jones of Chip Ganassi Racing punted Charlie Kimball from behind, sending Kimball into the wall in Turn 17.

"I was calling for us not to run and I was in the easiest situation", Newgarden said.

"I think you would have had that for the rest of the track, too. He is not a rookie anymore and he needs to not be making rookie mistakes like that".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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