Originally Posted by Paradise City
I'd bet on RHR if I was pushed to make a prediction although it is very tough to say. Andretti Autosport could easily go off the boil. That said, Power isn't that powerful on ovals and could wind up having bad luck on the 'courses.
I'd like to see Power win it this year. I like RHR more but, my, that Power has been through alot so it'd be nice to see him tie the championship up at last.
I think Will expected to be up front on the ovals this year as much as he is on street and road courses because the races have been put back in the hands of the drivers. I think that he hasn't run away with the oval races as he anticipated and the panic that set in from that (and the bad luck at Indy) has caused some bone-headed performances.
Between RHR and Power, neither has the championship pedigree, but it seems Andretti Autosport are "consistent" at best, where Penske have jumped back into their dominating form or taken a step forward. I give Power the edge for the title. But Andretti Autosport's solid consistency this season could be just what RHR needs.
That said it isn't unreasonable to think that Dixon could be within a shout. Plus, he and Helio have actually driven a big car on the Fontana oval, where I believe (unless RHR tested a Champ Car there) Power and Hunter-Reay will be experiencing a 2-miler for the first time in their careers.
Originally Posted by bjohnsonsmith
I'd like to see Power win it but with only a 5 point cushion it's still too close to call and with Dixon's win it's added him to the mix.
I've been pulling for Power since the beginning of the year, I want him to succeed to help quiet the critics that believe good drivers don't translate onto different circuits (which goes against the theory of AOWR). However, the Patriot in me wants to see an American win the title... I'll be happy if one of those two guys can close this thing out.