LAS VEGAS - Dario Franchitti and Will Power are not exactly friends. Certainly, the two best drivers in IndyCar have a mutual respect for each other, but they're not going to vacation together anytime soon.
The next chapter in their not-quite-bitter rivalry comes Sunday, just up from the bright lights of The Strip.
Vying for his third straight IndyCar title and fourth overall, Franchitti holds an 18-point lead over Power heading into the Las Vegas IndyCar 300.
Franchitti and Power will start next to each other on Row 9 for what's expected to be a crowded and fast race around the 1.5-mile oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.