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Power took a gamble -- and it's paying off

Updated: August 6, 2009, 3:23 PM ET
By John Oreovicz

Last October, Will Power turned the biggest mistake of his racing career into his biggest break.

The 28-year-old native of Toowoomba, Australia, was running away at the front of an IndyCar Series exhibition race in Surfers Paradise, Australia, when he lost concentration and crashed.

Later that night, the crestfallen driver ran into Team Penske President Tim Cindric. It was a meeting that Cindric was unable to forget.

It also happened that Cindric was on the lookout for a driver ...

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