Dario Franchitti Wins Toronto

Dustin H.Correspondent IJuly 12, 2009

TORONTO, ON - JULY 10:  Dario Franchitti, drives the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda during practice for the Indycar Series Honda Indy Toronto on July 10, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)


Dario Franchitti won Sunday's Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place in Toronto with Ryan Briscoe coming in second and Will Power third.

This was a very competitive race as I thought it would be from the Saturday qualifying sessions. Dario takes the points lead back going to Edmonton in two weeks; he has a two point lead over Scott Dixon, and Ryan Briscoe is in third 13 points back, so this battle is still very tight and I think will come down to the final race again this year.

A rivialary renewed Sunday between Helio Castroneves and Paul Tracy. Going for second place, they touched, and into the wall goes Tracy. The crowd wasn't too happy, but the drivers know it was a racing deal. Personally, I think paul was faster and Helio should've let him go, but it's hard to say in that situation and it was less than 20 laps to go, so you can't give up much.

This was not a good day for the AGR cars of Ed Carpenter and Tomas Scheckter, and even though Alex Tagliani, Mario Moraes, and EJ Viso had good runs it turned out bad at the end with an accident hurting their chances at a win. Tagliani had a great car and so did Mario; They lead a lot of laps in Toronto. It's now off to Edmonton in two weeks before going back to the oval in Kentucky.