SONOMA, Calif. (AP) Will Power isn't stepping down as IndyCar champion without a fight.

Power won the pole Saturday for Sunday's title-deciding race at Sonoma Raceway buy circling the circuit in 1 minute, 16.25 seconds. The Australian heads into the season finale one of six drivers mathematically eligible to win the title.

But Power is a distant fourth in the standings and trails Team Penske teammate Juan Pablo Montoya by 61 points.

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