I was sticking to former champions, Indy 500 winners, and team leaders.
Robin Miller mailbag today on Power:
Q: What, in your opinion, has happened with Simon Pagenaud and Will Power? Pagenaud who looked very weak and faced speculation about being dropped by Penske after last season, is delivering powerhouse wins, while Will Power, dependably up front for years, is qualifying and racing poorly – at least by his exalted standards. What’s up?
Anthony Jenkins, Mono, Ontario
RM: Racing is all about confidence and being in a groove, and right now those two are at opposite ends of that spectrum. Simon struggled last year and lost his mojo and was certainly in danger of not being re-upped before last May’s command performance. Now he’s driving like he did in 2016-2017, and is right back in the title picture. If Power won COTA (he dominated before the caution and subsequent mechanical failure), who knows what this season would look like? I do think he’s pressing, which is only natural when your teammates are kicking ass. But he’ll snap out of it. He’s too good not to.
Edited by red stick, 17 July 2019 - 11:11.