Will Power wins at Portland in big day for Team Penske

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) Josef Newgarden tightened his grip on the IndyCar championship with a trouble-free run at Portland International Raceway and a victory by teammate Will Power.

Power won for the second time in three races, and the Sunday victory was critical because it prevented any of Newgarden's title contenders from taking the top spot on the podium.

Newgarden started with a 38-point lead in the standings, finished fifth and now takes his bid for a second title in three years to the Sept. 22 season finale to Laguna Seca in California.

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IndyCar Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 J.Newgarden 593 4
2 A.Rossi 552 2
3 S.Pagenaud 551 3
4 S.Dixon 508 2
5 W.Power 469 2
6 T.Sato 397 2
7 R.Hunter-Reay 380 0
8 F.Rosenqvist 365 0
9 G.Rahal 353 0
10 S.Ferrucci 339 0
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