Team Penske's Will Power has dominated the start of the IZOD IndyCar Series season as he heads into the Indianapolis 500. Winner of the last three races (Barber, Long Beach, Sao Paulo, respectively), he sits atop the championship standings with a 45-point advantage over teammate Helio Castroneves and isn't concerned with the long layoff.
Power, one of three Team Penske drivers competing in Monday's open test, said despite the layoff during the month of May that this break can help finish his championship run, unlike the previous two seasons where he was edged out by Target Chip Ganassi's Dario Franchitti in the final race for the title.
"I want the time on the track to get used to this car," Power said. "I'm not anxious about it; I'm just going ahead with it. I think in 2010 I had a 50-point lead going into Indy, so I've been in this position before. As you've seen the last two years, it's come down to the last race and we haven't won it so instead of sitting back and relaxing and feeling anxious about it we're doing our job each weekend."