Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) speedway located in north-central Kentucky, near the community of Sparta, Kentucky; approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, and is additionally 70 miles (113 km) from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky [ctrl-click image to view a virtual lap around Kentucky Speedway]. Image Credit: lessthanjake.wikia.com
A Virtual Lap At The 1.5 Mile Kentucky Speedway Tri-Oval
Check out what it's like to be leading the field while driving an IZOD IndyCar Series car at Kentucky Speedway. Find out what the challenges are as one drives this unique, banked tri-oval and what one has to do to keep the competition behind them.
Power has recaptured the season points lead in the IZOD IndyCar Series (ICS) championship with only two races left with an 11 point margin over the second-place, and potential repeat ICS champion, Dario Franchitti, who drives for the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team.
The Verizon Penske Racing driver is confident he may maintain this lead because he's had another year of experience navigating oval speedways, which included his first oval win at Texas Motor Speedway in June. The 30 year old Power has six wins overall this season.
The series' last two races are Sunday at Kentucky Speedway and Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, both 1.5-mile oval tracks.
"I really didn't have the experience" on ovals a year ago, Power revealed in a telephone interview with the LA Times, "I'm just going to focus on the job and the things I can control."
And if the championship slips away again? "All we can say is that we did everything we could do to win it, that's all we can do," concludes Will Power.
Tune in Sunday, October 2, 2011 to see the IZOD IndyCar Series Kentucky Indy 300 - 200 Laps - Broadcast TV, Versus Live @ 2:45 ET.
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