Will Power holds off Helio Castroneves for 3rd win of year

Australia's Will Power races during qualifying for the IndyCar auto race in Toronto on Saturday, July 16, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) Will Power used pit strategy to grab his third victory of the season and close in on Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud in the race for the IndyCar championship.

Power's victory Sunday on the temporary road course at Exhibition Place was his third in four races, and he was second last week at Iowa. He has closed the gap on Pagenaud to 47 points in the standings, and the two are tied for the most wins in IndyCar this season.

"We're definitely closing the gap and we've got to keep pushing, man," the Australian said. "If we can close that gap going into (the season finale) Sonoma, we can do this. We can win this championship, absolutely."


IndyCar Leaders: Points
1 S.Pagenaud 432 3
2 W.Power 385 3
3 H.Castroneves 358 0
4 S.Dixon 349 1
5 J.Newgarden 344 1
6 T.Kanaan 339 0
7 A.Rossi 300 1
8 J.Hinchcliffe 299 0
9 C.Kimball 294 0
10 C.Munoz 293 0
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