IndyCar drivers Power, Pagenaud enter Barber weekend with tension over Long Beach incident

By JENNA FRYERAP Auto Racing Writer A week off did nothing to mellow the tension between Simon Pagenaud and Will Power stemming from contact between the two at Long Beach. Pagenaud refused to accept an apology from Power following the April 13 race in which Pagenaud was spun from behind by the Australian. Although Pagenaud rallied to finish fifth, he said the contact from Power ruined his chance to race for the win. Now, as IndyCar heads to Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama for Sunday's race, Pagenaud says his feelings toward Power have not changed. And, the Frenchman said he's unclear what race control will tolerate on the track anymore. Many believe Power should have been penalized for the contact with Pagenaud, but IndyCar took no action.