Ryan Hunter-Reay
Jul 20

Sunday Doubleheader Provides New Challenge For IndyCar Drivers, Teams

The second Toronto IndyCar race will begin with a standing start. (Photo: Getty Images)

The second race will begin with a standing start. (Photo: Getty Images)

After racing 65 laps under hot and humid conditions, some of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers looked like they had already put in a full day of work after Sunday’s first race of the Honda Indy Toronto 2 in T.O. That, however, was just the warm-up act because another 65-lap or 80 minute contest – whichever comes first – is still on the agenda.

Sebastien Bourdais claimed his first IndyCar Series victory since winning at Mexico City on November 11, 2007 in Sunday’s opening race. of Team Penske finished second and combined with teammate ’s 10th place finish takes a 28-point lead in the championship. , who entered the race just 32 points behind Castroneves, crashed on Lap 39 and finished 21st. That dropped him from third to fourth in the standings and he enters race the second race 64 points behind Castroneves. Simon Pagenaud’s fourth-place finish moves him up to third in the standings, 58 points out of the lead.

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Jul 18

IndyCar Preview: Title Contenders Head To Toronto For Final Doubleheader

Helio Castroneves (3) holds the championship lead heading into Toronto. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

(3) holds the championship lead heading into . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

As the Verizon Series roars into Canada for the final doubleheader of the season – the Honda Indy Toronto 2 in T.O. – Helio Castroneves enters Saturday’s 85-lap, 149.74-mile contest with a nine-point lead over teammate . , who won last week at Iowa, is just 32 points behind.

There are 100 points available in the two combined races this weekend so the IndyCar points race can undergo another dramatic transformation on the slick and tight street course that invites contact like a hockey game.

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Jul 17

IndyCar: Hunter-Reay joins title hunt after post-Indy depression comes to end

NEWTON, IA. - JULY 12: Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda, celebrates after winning the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway on July 12, 2014 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

, driver of the No. 28 DHL Dallara Honda, celebrates after winning the Iowa Corn Indy 300 at on July 12, 2014 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

– It was almost as if Ryan Hunter-Reay suffered from “Post Indianapolis 500 Depression” following his dramatic win in the 500-Mile Race on May 25, in what may have been the greatest fight to the finish in Indy 500 history.

The races that followed saw Hunter-Reay finish poorly in the Detroit doubleheader (16th and 19th) and the annual Saturday night race at Texas Motor Speedway (19th).

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Jul 14

Highlights: IndyCar race at Iowa comes down to late pass for win

looked to have the 2014 Iowa Corn Indy 300 in the books for most of the race last Saturday night, yet a late race charge by had him checking in his mirrors.

With Juan-Pablo Montoya and having difficult races at the series’ smallest circuit, was able to come out of the weekend with a solid points lead.

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Jul 12

IndyCar: Hunter-Reay puts on late charge for surprise win in Iowa

(Photo courtesy Lesley Ann Miller)

celebrates his second victory of the 2014 Verizon season. (Photo courtesy Lesley Ann Miller)

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500.

It was the fifth straight win in Iowa for , and the second in three years for Hunter-Reay.

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