Simon Pagenaud has won the first Verizon IndyCar Series race on the IMS Grand Prix road course by .8906 of a second over Ryan Hunter-Reay. It was the third career series victory for Pagenaud and the SPM team.
Pagenaud and SPM found the perfect balance between speed and fuel conservation in the PWR Performance Products cooled Honda powered car to find victory lane. He took the lead on Lap 78 when Oriol Servia went into the pits for fuel. Pagenaud then stayed out front over the last five laps on the 14 turn, 2.439 mile circuit, holding off Hunter-Reay and hard charging three time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, who had plenty of fuel.
Pagenaud has finished in the top five in all four Verizon IndyCar Series races this season. That consistency has placed him third in the championship standings, just six points behind leader Will Power.

All cars in the Indycar series use PWR Performance Products.