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"Luckily we're going out. But if we've gone in the wrong direction, which is easy to do when the field is this competitive, we can fall back on that other set up that was reliable from past year".

Virginia Motor Speedway: Justin Willliams captured his third win of the season, holding off Tyler Bare in the 35-lap Late Model feature race Saturday night at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica.

Pagenaud finished his quickest lap in one minute 0.2573 seconds on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place.

Last weekend's race in Iowa, where Hinchcliffe finished 10th, was the 100th of his career, a milestone which he said is "pretty insane to think about".

Power has two wins this season, capturing the IndyCar Grand Prix and Rainguard Water Sealers 600, and four pole positions. Sunday's podium finish bumped him up from 12th to 10th in the drivers standings. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has advanced to the Firestone Fast Six, the third and final round of knockout qualifying, at every road- and street-course race where it has been contested this season.

"We had lots of luck when we came here before. It was all bad luck", he said, prompting laughter from reporters. "The hope is that we will be even more competitive there this year than we were last year".

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Newgarden, who also won here in 2015, came out in front on Lap 25 after a crash by Tony Kanaan caused a caution. He moved up to third on Lap 38, where he remained for virtually the rest of the race.

Michael Andretti has won here seven times from 1989-2001, while the now defunct Newman-Haas team also won seven races from 1989-2004. Finally, through prodding by friends of his parents, he was taken to several Thursday night modified stock auto races on the old quarter-mile dirt track that was in the infield of the one-mile oval -and he was hooked.The first Milwaukee Mile event that he attended was the 1959 Rex Mays Classic won by Johnny Thomson in the pink Racing Associates lay-down Offy built by the legendary Lujie Lesovsky. I mean the support that we feel each and every year is awesome.

But who among the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers competing today on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn circuit is the one they most and least likely want to see in that decisive pass situation? The steering on Power's auto was broken, meaning he had to be pushed into pit lane.

"I feel very satisfied that way".

Newgarden held off Andretti Herta Autosport's Alexander Rossi, who scored his career-high finish aside of his 2016 Indianapolis 500 win of 2nd place, by 1.8704 seconds.