Honda Indy Toronto 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis
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.
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
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Who ya got?
When: Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m. ET
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
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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