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Will Power cleared to race for IndyCar championship

Associated Press Associated Press 6/09/2016
Will Power, of Australia, (12) leads a group during the IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen auto race, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) © The Associated Press Will Power, of Australia, (12) leads a group during the IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen auto race, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

INDIANAPOLIS — Will Power was cleared Tuesday to race for the IndyCar championship in two weeks after a crash over the weekend at Watkins Glen left him with concussion-like symptoms.

Power trails leader Simon Pagenaud by 43 points with only the finale at Sonoma on Sept. 18 remaining on the schedule. The two Team Penske drivers are the only ones in contention for the championship.

Power wrecked on lap 39 of Sunday's race after making contact with Charlie Kimball and did not return.

Dr. Geoffrey Billows, IndyCar's medical director, said the Australian driver passed two tests "with no issue whatsoever."

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Online: AP Auto Racing Website: www.racing.ap.org

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