Will Power reflects on near-victory at Indy 500

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DETROIT (AP) Will Power can still revisit in his mind the last few seconds of the Indianapolis 500. Teammate Juan Pablo Montoya was within sight, but not within reach.

"Obviously, seeing him there in front of you on the last lap ... I just didn't have the balance in the car. But you can always talk about, `What if?' Maybe we would have crashed together, who knows?" Power said. "It just happened the way it was meant to happen."

Power settled for a second-place finish at Indy, and now it's time for the defending series champion to turn his attention to an entirely different kind of race. Power was in Detroit for a luncheon Thursday to help promote this weekend's IndyCar doubleheader. The races Saturday and Sunday, on a street circuit on Belle Isle, play to Power's strengths, but the Indy 500 showing was also a confidence booster for a driver whose performance on ovals has often been questioned.

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IndyCar Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 J.Montoya 272 2
2 W.Power 247 1
3 S.Dixon 211 1
4 H.Castroneves 206 0
5 G.Rahal 204 0
6 J.Newgarden 173 1
7 S.Bourdais 161 0
8 C.Kimball 160 0
9 M.Andretti 151 0
10 T.Kanaan 147 0
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