the Touring Car field away from the standing start, but Povoledo moved past him midway through the opening lap to earn the Invisible Glass Clean Pass of the Race.
Once in the lead, Povoledo led for 24 laps to the checkered flag for an 8.576-second victory despite a scare from contact with the No. 45 Entrust Porsche 911 GT3 of Rob Morgan while Morgan was working through the Touring Car traffic.
"It was extremely intense out there," Povoledo said. "I had to run the perfect line, had to be perfect on the Brakes every single time. The car started off monsterously loose. It's always exciting if you're here for the drift show, but unfortunately when you have such a strong competitor as Lawson on your tail, it made it really intense at the start. The stability of this Volvo C30 under braking is second to none. I just put my head down, hit my marks and was really smart in traffic."
Aschenbach, Saturday's race winner at Infineon Raceway, finished second for his eighth podium finish of the season. Tristan Herbert earned his second podium finish of the weekend with a third-place finish in the No. 33 GermanAutoParts.com/Techtonics Volkswagen GTI.
Ray Mason improved his No. 74 Compass360 Racing Honda Civic Si six positions overall to win the Sunoco Hard Charger Award and finished fourth in Touring Car. Branden Peterson started from the rear of the field in the No. 64 Branden Peterson Racing Honda Civic Si and finished fifth.
Povoledo's win closed the gap to Touring Car Drivers' Championship leader Aschenbach to 202 points with two races to go, with Aschenbach holding a 1285-1083 lead. Robb Holland, who finished ninth on Sunday, is third with 875 points. Herbert (806) and Mason (745) are fourth and fifth in the Touring Car point standings. Honda leads Volvo 77-59 in the Touring Car Manufacturers' Championship, with Volkswagen third with 47 points.
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SONOMA, Calif. - Results from Sunday's 27-lap, 60.615-mile Pirelli World Challenge Championships Round Ten race, part of the Infineon Indy Grand Prix at Infineon Raceway, with finishing position, class, starting position in