Indy title race goes down to wire

WILL Power's dream of claiming his first IndyCar drivers' championship will come down to the final race of the season.

Power had the chance to wrap up the title with victory in this morning's (AEST) Grand Prix of Baltimore but he could finish only sixth despite starting from pole position and leading the most laps during the race.

He still leads the series but has had his advantage reduced.

American Ryan Hunter-Reay took full advantage to win his fourth race of the year, which saw him close the gap on series leader Power.

Hunter-Reay is now 17 points behind Power heading into the final race of the season in California on Sunday-week.

This will be the third year in a row Power has gone into the final race of the season with a chance of breaking through for his maiden IndyCar drivers' championship.

"I knew it would be a day like this. It never comes easy," Power told

"We just have to do our best and fight like a dog till the end. We'll come out swinging."

Power will be hoping he has more luck in the final round showdown than he has in the past two years as he has on both occasions relinquished the title to Dario Franchitti.

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