Will Power, driving the #8 Aussie Vineyards – Team Australia car, placed an impressive 13th at the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Despite only having raced on two oval tracks prior to the Indy 500, Power finished on the lead lap in his debut at the famed “Brickyard.”
Power now sits eighth in the 2008 IndyCar Series points standings and maintains his lead in the Bombardier Rookie of the Year standings.
Several Team Australia supporters made the long trip from Queensland to Indianapolis, including Aussie Vineyards Chairman Craig Gore and winemaker Jon Heslop. Aussie Vineyards President Duncan Shaw also attended the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Scott Dixon became the first native of New Zealand to win the Indianapolis 500 in an exciting, hard-fought race.
An estimated 375 million households worldwide watched the televised race.