Power vs Hunter-Reay: Down to the wire

Power vs Hunter-Reay: Down to the wire

Will Power or Ryan Hunter-Reay will be crowned IndyCar champion on Saturday. Mark Glendenning looks at the two contenders, as well as the key factors that will help determine who will face a barrage of flashbulbs alongside the Astor Cup

To anyone who has followed the last couple of IndyCar seasons, half of the story is familiar: it's the final race, and Will Power is in a position to win his first championship.

The twist is that in the past, it has been the red Target colours and saltire-emblazoned helmet of Dario Franchitti that has loomed large in the Australian's thoughts during the long nights leading up to the finale. The Scot is out of the equation this time, and instead it's the bright yellow car of Andretti's Ryan Hunter-Reay that will be working to deny Power his glory once again.

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