FRANCHITTI, POWER IN IOWA TIED ATOP INDYCAR
By Luke Meredith, AP Sports Writer
DES MOINES, Iowa — Dario Franchitti and Will Power are vying for the IndyCar championship again.
It went down to the final race of the season a year ago, with Franchitti clinching his second straight points crown when Power hit a wall at Homestead.
The stars of rivals Chip Ganassi and Penske Racing are right back where they started heading into Saturday night's race at Iowa Speedway.
Franchitti, who won the IndyCar title by just five points over Power in 2010, pulled even with Power by taking Milwaukee on Sunday for his third win.
Franchitti's also won more than he's lost at Iowa Speedway's oval, with victories in his first two starts in 2007 and 2009.
Given Power's prowess on road courses, Franchitti could use some quality points from Iowa as the season approaches its midway point