Toronto
Jul 21

IndyCar: Toronto Proves To Be No Homecoming For Hinchcliffe

Hometown hero James Hinchcliffe suffered disappointing results in Toronto. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Hometown hero suffered disappointing results in . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

When the Verizon Series arrives at the fourth largest city in North America for its annual street race in Toronto, James Hinchcliffe of nearby Oakville, Ontario is hailed as a conquering hero. His face is displayed on billboards and magazines throughout the city and his Honda commercial runs often on Canadian television.

Unfortunately for the “Mayor of Hinchtown,” he has been able to conquer his hometown race.

In six IndyCar Series races at Toronto, Hinchcliffe has never finished better than eighth. He tied his career-high Toronto finish in Sunday’s first race and had hopes of improving that in Sunday’s second race.

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Jul 20

IndyCar: Conway Wins Second Race Of Toronto Doubleheader

Mike Conway drives during Race 2 of the Toronto IndyCar doubleheader. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

drives during Race 2 of the doubleheader. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.

The series had planned to run one race Saturday and one on Sunday until rain washed out the first event. It instead began Sunday morning, roughly five hours before the start of the second race, and won by Sebastien Bourdais. He broke a 52-race losing streak dating to 2007 in claiming a dominating win on the dry street course at Exhibition Place.

But the rain returned for the second race, and IndyCar officials moved the start up 10 minutes in an attempt to run as much as possible in dry conditions. The sky eventually did open, the track became slick and drivers darted to pit road for rain tires.

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Jul 20

Aleshin Uninjured After Montoya’s Car Lands On Top Of Him (VIDEO)

The Series doubleheader weekend in has been filled with drama and it continued on Sunday at the start of Race 2. When a rain shower hit the circuit 12 laps into the feature, a massive pileup occurred at Turn 8.

The slick track caused to slam into the tire barrier as the field barreled into the turn behind him. Several drivers managed to miss the Colombian, but that wasn’t the case for hometown hero and rookie .

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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 19

Two-A-Days: Both Toronto IndyCar Races To Be Held On Sunday

Race 1 in Toronto was postponed due to weather and visibility issues. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Race 1 in was postponed due to weather and visibility issues. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Let’s race two.

’s weekend doubleheader will be crammed into one day because Saturday’s race was called because of rain.

IndyCar has scheduled two, 65-lap or 85-minute races – whichever comes first – for Sunday. The first race will have a rolling start at 10:30 a.m. and the second one is set for a standing start at 4:15 p.m. The order for the second race will be set by points, as of Saturday.

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