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2011-Kentucky Indy 300 // The next round in the Franchitti/Power fight for supremacy

Published by Steven Roy

Will Power during qualifying in Kentucky
Will Power during qualifying in KentuckyCredit: IZOD IndyCar

The Indycar circus moves to Kentucky for the penultimate round of the championship with only the final race in Las Vegas in 2 weeks time after this.

The story of the championship is simple – Dario Franchitti vs Will Power.

The two of them have dominated the season and at the last race Power took the lead Franchitti has held for months. The lead is only 11 points with Franchitti’s team mate the Kiwi Scott Dixon a further 48 points behind in third place. As is almost expected now with two drivers in close contention there have been disputes on and off the track. The on track content has been pretty minor and to be fair the comments off track have been very mild by the standards we have seen in F1 on occasions.

The two drivers have very different strengths with Power dominating the road course and Franchitti the ovals. The two remaining races are ovals so you have to balance Power’s points lead against Franchitti’s better performance on the ovals.

Dario Franchitti prepares for Kentucky
Dario Franchitti prepares for KentuckyCredit: IZOD IndyCar

The championship will almost certainly go down to the final race. I don’t intend to go through all the permutations because few people will read them and fewer still will remember.

Realistically the only real possibility for the championship to be decided tonight is for Dario not to finish and Will to win.

The important information is that the race starts at 2:45pm Eastern / 7:45 UK time. The race is 300 miles or 200 laps.

There will be a video stream available somewhere. Timing and scoring is available at Indycar race control.




The Indycar circus moves to Kentucky for the penultimate round of the championship with only the final race in Las Vegas in 2 weeks time after this.

Event start

19:45GMT +01:00

2 October 2011