Honda Indy Toronto 2012: Start Time, Lineup, and More

Ian Hanford@Ian_HanfordFeatured ColumnistJuly 5, 2012

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 10: Dario Franchitti of Scotland, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda, crosses the finish line and takes the checkered flag to win the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy Toronto on July 10, 2011 in the streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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The Honda Indy Toronto is a major part of the IZOD IndyCar championship. The 11-turn, 1.75 mile long course is the 10th leg of this year's championship series, and it won't disappoint. 

Many of Indy racing's top names will take part in this year's Canadian street race. The 85-lap race gives drivers a chance to traverse some of the racing world's toughest hairpin turns while running at breakneck speeds. 

Let's see where, and when, you can watch these world-class drivers do what they do.


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: July 8

Time: 1 p.m. EST

TV Channel: ABC


Now, let's check out the drivers participating in this year's trek.


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Car Driver
2 Ryan Briscoe
3 Helio Castroneves
4 JR Hildebrand
5 E.J. Viso
7 Sebastien Bourdais
8 Rubens Barrichello
9 Scott Dixon
10 Dario Franchitti
11 Tony Kanaan 
12 Will Power
14 Mike Conway
15 Takuma Sato
18 Justin Wilson
19 James Jakes
20 Ed Carpenter
22 Oriol Servia
26 Marco Andretti
27 James Hinchcliffe
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
38 Graham Rahal
67 Josef Newgarden
77 Simon Pagenaud
78 Simona de Silvestro
83 Charlie Kimball
98 Alex Tagliani


As you can see, that's a star-studded entry list. Notable names are scattered throughout the ranks of this race. 

Let's highlight a few drivers to keep an eye on.


Ryan Hunter-Reay

Hunter-Reay has finished in third place for two years running on this Toronto street course. He's one of IndyCar's strongest racers, and a big finish on Sunday would give him a major boost in the championship standings. 

He's currently three points behind leader Will Power in the current standings. Power is also running in this race, but Hunter-Reay's No. 28 car will need to outperform Power's No. 12. 

This is the 10th leg of this year's series and wins become more important as the circuit rolls along. Hunter-Reay already has two victories this year, but a third would be the most important victory yet. 


Scott Dixon

Dixon has won two IndyCar series in his racing career. With six races remaining in this year's run, he needs a strong finish in this year's contest in Toronto. 

He's currently 15 points behind Power in the championship standings. Because of the tight standings, he is not out of contention. 

A strong showing would give Dixon a major boost as we enter the final stretch of this year's IndyCar series. He has a reputation to protect and watching him negotiate Toronto's turns will be fun to watch.


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