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Season Review/Preview: Will Power

The 2009 season was one of great opportunity for Will Power, the affable Australian who came over to the IndyCar Series after its merger with Champ Car. Winner of the final Champ Car race, held at Long Beach in the spring of 2008, he lost his Team Australia sponsorship at the end of that season, leaving him without a ride despite a 12th-place finish in points. Luckily for Power, Roger Penske recognized his talent and picked him over Justin Wilson to replace Helio Castroneves in Penske Racing's No. 3 car while Castroneves faced federal tax evasion charges. While the ride was only guaranteed as long as the trial lasted, it provided Power with a great opportunity to either cement himself as the next great Penske driver or make himself attracti...

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