IndyCar Series: Preview and Predictions for the Iowa Corn Indy 250

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IndyCar Series: Preview and Predictions for the Iowa Corn Indy 250

For the third time in three weeks, the IndyCar Series will head to an oval with the points championship lead up for grabs. Heading into Iowa for Saturday night's race, both Will Power and Dario Franchitti are tied at the top of the standings. One of them will leave with the lead, as we will turn our attention back to the road/street courses.

There are a couple of favorites that I think will miss the podium this weekend. Defending race winner Tony Kanaan is one of them. After a great showing early at Milwaukee, he lost control trying to catch race leader Helio Castroneves. While he did get the win here last year, he started that race in 15th position, which isn't that surprising. Looking at his other three races here, he has finished 16th, 18th, and 14th respectively.

Another driver I have missing is the man tied for the points lead, Will Power. Power started in 11th and finished in ninth in 2008, and grabbed the pole last year and finished in fifth. I see Dario putting some distance between himself and Power before we head back to the road/street courses, which are Power's strong suit. His stats and his talent should get him a podium finish, but I am going with my gut feeling on this one.

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