- Australia's Will Power claimed his first IndyCar Series championship after a cautious drive to ninth place in the final race of the season at Fontana, California.
That was enough to give Power a 62-point victory over runner-up Helio Castroneves after starting the 18th race of the season at the Auto Club Speedway with a 51-point lead over his Team Penske colleague.
"It is 15 years of hard work. I was crying when I crossed the finish line," said Power.
The 33-year-old Power also began the final races in 2010 and 2012 as the championship points leader but crashed out of both events.
Tony Kanaan won Saturday's 250-lap race to earn his first win since last year's Indianapolis 500.