Honda Indy Toronto 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 8, 2012

TORONTO, ON - JULY 07: Helio Castroneves of Brazil, drives the #3 Penske Truck Rental during qualifying for the IZOD INDYCAR Series Honda Indy Toronto on July 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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In what is arguably one of the coolest races on the entire IndyCar circuit, the speed-loving fans will line the streets of Toronto, Canada as the fastest cars in the world use downtown as their personal racetrack.

The beautiful city of Toronto is the perfect backdrop for a race as exciting as the one fans will get Sunday, but it will be the never-ending battle better between defending winner Dario Franchitti and Will Power.

With as many storylines as there are contenders, the 2012 Honda Indy Toronto promises to be one of the wildest rides in the sport this season.

Keep it here for all of the results, reactions, leaders and post-race analysis you could ever need!


UPDATE: Sunday, July 8, 2:50 p.m. ET by Donald Wood

After a wild 2012 Honda Indy Toronto IndyCar series event, Ryan Hunter-Reay continues his impressive season with another huge win.

This marks the third straight win for Hunter-Reay and the seventh top-10 of the season, putting him in second place in the overall championship point’s standings.

The outcome could have been much different if it wasn’t for an early accident that caused damage to both top contenders, Dario Franchitti and Will Power.

With as much twists and turns as the best carnival ride in the world, this week’s IndyCar series race from Toronto is exactly what makes the sport great.


Complete Results

1. Ryan Hunter-Reay

2. Charlie Kimball

3. Mike Conway

4. Tony Kanaan

5. Oriol Servia

6. Helio Castroneves

7. JR Hildebrand

8. James Jakes

9. Takuma Sato

10. Alex Tagliani

11. Rubens Barrichello

12. Simon Pagenaud

13. Josef Newgarden

14. Sebastien Bourdais

15. Will Power

16. Marco Andretti

17. Dario Franchitti

18. Ed Carpenter

19. Ryan Briscoe

20. E.J. Viso

21. Justin Wilson

22. James Hinchcliffe

23. Graham Rahal

24. Simona De Silvestro

25. Scott Dixon


-----------End of Update----------

Where: Toronto, Canada

When: Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m. ET

Watch: ABC


Complete Starting Lineup

1. Car No. 10, Dario Franchitti, Honda

2. Car No. 12, Will Power, Chevrolet

3. Car No. 18, Justin Wilson, Honda

4. Car No. 7, Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet,

5. Car No. 9, Scott Dixon, Honda

6. Car No. 98, Alex Tagliani, Honda

7. Car No. 28, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevrolet

8. Car No. 3, Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet

9. Car No. 27, James Hinchcliffe, Chevrolet

10. Car No. 77, Simon Pagenaud, Honda

11. Car No. 15, Takuma Sato, Honda

12. Car No. 38, Graham Rahal, Honda

13. Car No. 14, Mike Conway, Honda

14. Car No. 2, Ryan Briscoe, Chevrolet

15. Car No. 83, Charlie Kimball, Honda

16. Car No. 22, Oriol Servia, Chevrolet

17. Car No. 4, J.R. Hildebrand, Chevrolet

18. Car No. 11, Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet

19. Car No. 19, James Jakes, Honda

20. Car No. 8, Rubens Barrichello, Chevrolet

21. Car No. 78, Simona De Silvestro, Lotus

22. Car No. 67, Josef Newgarden, Honda

23. Car No. 20, Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet

24. Car No. 26, Marco Andretti, Chevrolet

25. Car No. 5, E.J. Viso, Chevrolet


Predicted Winner

After winning his third straight IndyCar pole, there is no racer more likely to steal the show than Dario Franchitti.

While a strong contender like Will Power has to be considered, his recent troubles with other drivers could have his temper causing him the win. With a trickier course, someone hitting Power after all of his recent controversy will result in an on-track incident.

There is likely to be plenty of drama Sunday, but Franchitti will be ahead of all the issues. As long as he keeps the nose of his car clean throughout the day, there is no reason to believe the IndyCar star will finish anywhere but first place.

Prediction: Dario Franchitti



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