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2013 MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships

The 2013 MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships was the 19th and final race of the 2013 IndyCar Series season. The event took place on October 19, at the 2.000-mile (3.219 km) Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

United States 2013 MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships
Race details
Race 19 of 19 in the 2013 IndyCar Series season
Auto Club Speedway (formerly California Speedway) - Speedway.svg
DateOctober 19, 2013
Official nameMAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships
LocationAuto Club Speedway, Fontana, California
CoursePermanent racing facility
2.000 mi / 3.219 km
Distance250 laps
500.000 mi / 804.672 km
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time220.775 mph (355.303 km/h)
Podium
FirstWill Power (Team Penske)
SecondEd Carpenter (Ed Carpenter Racing)
ThirdTony Kanaan (KV Racing Technology)

It was the final race for Izod as the series' main sponsor, as Verizon Communications took over as title sponsor from 2014.

ReportEdit

Will Power, who won the pole position in qualifying, won the race leading 103 laps.[1] Scott Dixon, who finished 5th, won the championship, defeating Hélio Castroneves by 27 points.

A. J. Allmendinger returned to Team Penske, driving the #2 car. J. R. Hildebrand drove the #98 Honda for Barracuda Racing. Will Power, from the pole, quickly lost the lead to a faster Sébastien Bourdais who dominated the first quarter of the race. Meanwhile, Castroneves rises from 10th to 5th place and watched the battle for the lead between Kanaan, Hunter-Reay, Bourdais and a fast Carlos Muñoz while Dixon keep the pace in 15th place.

At lap 111, Justin Wilson lost the rear of his car and was avoided by Josef Newgarden who collected Oriol Servià on the process. Then Wilson was hit by Tristan Vautier involving also James Jakes and Simona de Silvestro on the accident. Wilson was sent to the local hospital with minor fractures.

At the checkered flag Will Power finally grabbed the win at Fontana, followed by Ed Carpenter and Tony Kanaan. Dixon finished at 5th place, which was enough to give him the season title, while Castroneves had a tough night and finished 6th. Dixon become the new three time Indycar Series Champion, winning previously in 2003 and 2008.

Top 10 resultsEdit

Points standings after the raceEdit