FONTANA - Will Power, who had his championship dreams destroyed twice before when he crashed out of season-ending races, was overcome with emotion as he finally claimed his first IndyCar Series crown. "It is 15 years of hard work. I was crying when I crossed the finish line," said Power, who raced strategically to take the crown with a ninth-place finish in Saturday's season-finale at the Auto Club Speedway track. It was enough to give the Australian a 62-point victory over runner-up Helio Castroneves. Power had entered the 18th race of the season with a 51 point lead over his Team Penske teammate. Tony Kanaan won Saturday's 250-lap race to earn his first win since last year's Indianapolis 500. "I am so exhausted," he said. "My hands are numb from holding onto the wheel so tight."–AFP