Q: Dan Wheldon will be coming hard from the back, obviously, to win a lot of money. But who else out there really stands a good chance of winning this race if either of you don't?
DARIO FRANCHITTI: I think look at most of the entry list, really. You've got to look at my teammates with Scott and Graham and Charlie. Will's teammates with Helio and Ryan. Ed Carpenter, who won in Kentucky. Dan. That's just some of them. Tony Kanaan, you can never count out. There's a good list of probably 10 or 15 cars that could make life very difficult on Sunday.
WILL POWER: Yeah, that's the beauty of it. Being a pack race, there's so many different people with potential to win and be out in front, which is very good for us. We need as many competitive cars as possible. You go through that list, there's a lot of guys there with good cars.
Q: Being that you guys have been through these scenarios the last few years coming down to the final race, anything that you both have learned from the last few years where it's come down to this final race?
DARIO FRANCHITTI: There's a couple of things, but I'll keep those to myself.
WILL POWER: I think the key is you just cannot give up till the very, very last lap. I mean, that's the way this sport is. That's one thing. At end of the day, if you've done everything you can preparation‑wise, there's nothing more you can do, and that's what we have done.
Q: Considering that this is probably the most advertised and promoted race of the season so far with maybe the exception of the Indy 500, what are you looking forward to most about having the World Championships in Las Vegas?
DARIO FRANCHITTI: I think the IndyCar Series has put a tremendous effort behind us with a lot of focus on really giving the fans as much access and things to do over the whole weekend, whether it's the cars going down the strip or the interaction on Saturday with the Fan Zone. So I think the series has done a really good job with that. That's one side of it.
On the track for me, it doesn't matter whether it's Vegas, Chicago, or Homestead. I think it's all the same. When you get to the track, it doesn't really matter where it is.
WILL POWER: It's certainly the best place to have it. It's an unbelievable city. Hope to see a big crowd there. With all the promotion and everything, I think there should be.
Q: This race is going to be the final race of the current IndyCar chassis. The chassis has been around for almost a decade now. Just wanted to get your final thoughts on the IndyCar chassis as a whole, how it worked for you guys, and just how much you're looking forward to the new generation of machine in 2012.
DARIO FRANCHITTI: I think all the drivers who have spoken about it are looking forward to moving up to a new car that's a bit more nimble, a bit more powerful. Just something a bit different, something for the engineers to get their teeth into it a bit as well. But I have to say this car has been a great servant for the IndyCar Series, if you like. It's really helped in the tough economy to keep things going, and it's been good to me. Three championships, two 500s, and I'm not sure how many race wins I've had with this combination. So in a lot of ways, I'll be sad to see it go – but really excited about the direction things have taken.
WILL POWER: I'm very, very excited about the new car. I think it's going to be a fun car to drive. One thing I liked about this current car was that it was very difficult to drive. So I think it puts some of the driver into it, especially on the road and street courses. It wasn't the easiest machine to set up. I think that sort of separates the good drivers a bit from the not so good.