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Toronto - Race results

Ryan Hunter-Reay won his third race on the bounce and Charlie Kimball took a career-best second place, as the streets of Toronto claimed some big scalps.
Ryan-Hunter-Reay won his third IZOD IndyCar Series race in a row with victory on the streets of Toronto, and climbed to the top of the championship standings in the process as misfortunes hit many of the his rival title contenders.

Scott Dixon retired on lap 7 with engine failure, and Will Power led early but was caught out by an early safety car period on lap 24 for Graham Rahal hitting the wall, which came at the worst time possible for his pit stop strategy. Power later damaged his front wing on one of Josef Newgarden's rear wheel guards which in turn led to a puncture, putting him off the lead lap.

Local hero James Hinchcliffe's day ended prematurely in the pits on lap 28 with engine problems. Justin Wilson retired on lap 67 when his engine started cutting out after the #18 slapped the wall out of the final turn 11.

After a remarkably clean race with only the one caution in the first 78 of 85 laps, the race ended messily with two late cautions having a major impact on the final standings: Newgarden stalled after nosing into the tyre barrier in turn 3 on lap 79 while challenging Simon Pagenaud for third place, and a messy restart on lap 83 saw separate incidents at turn 1 (Sebastien Bourdais) and turn 3 (Pagenaud, Dario Franchitti and Ryan Briscoe, among others).

The race subsequently ended under caution.

Race results

1. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Chevrolet 1:33:26.5096s (85 laps)
2. #83 Charlie Kimball Honda + 0.0757s
3. #14 Mike Conway Honda + 0.2848s
4. #11 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet + 1.6672s
5. #22 Oriol Servia Chevrolet + 1.9128s
6. #3 Helio Castroneves Chevrolet + 2.4795s
7. #4 JR Hildebrand Chevrolet + 2.6233s
8. #19 James Jakes Honda + 3.7294s
9. #15 Takuma Sato Honda + 6.5633s
10. #98 Alex Tagliani Honda + 9.9764s
11. #8 Rubens Barrichello Chevrolet + 11.4636s
12. #77 Simon Pagenaud Honda + 43.8734s *
13. #67 Josef Newgarden Honda + 1 Lap
14. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Chevrolet + 1 Lap
15. #12 Will Power Chevrolet + 1 Lap
16. #26 Marco Andretti Chevrolet + 1 Lap
17. #10 Dario Franchitti Honda + 1 Lap (Contact)
18. #20 Ed Carpenter Chevrolet + 1 Lap
19. #2 Ryan Briscoe Chevrolet + 2 Laps (Contact)
20. #5 EJ Viso Chevrolet + 4 Laps
21. #18 Justin Wilson Honda + 18 Laps (Contact)
22. #27 James Hinchcliffe Chevrolet + 57 Laps (Mechanical)
23. #38 Graham Rahal Honda + 62 Laps (Contact)
24. #78 Simona De Silvestro Lotus + 76 Laps (Mechanical)
25. #9 Scott Dixon Honda + 78 Laps (Mechanical)

Fastest lap: Josef Newgarden: 60.0639s (105.188 mph) on lap 62

* includes 30s post-race penalty for blocking



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Ryan Hunter-Reay waves to the crowd after winning the Honda Indy Toronto. July 6-9, 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (c) 2012 Perry Nelson (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ryan Hunter Reay.(c) 2012, Perry Nelson (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ryan Hunter-Reay. July 6-9, 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (c) 2012 Perry Nelson (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
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Graham Rahal and his father, Bobby, celebrate in Victory Circle following their win in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Podium celebrations for Graham Rahal and Justin Wilson after the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Podium celebrations for Graham Rahal, Justin Wilson and Simon Pagenaud after the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal sprays the champagne in Victory Lane following his victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
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Graham Rahal begins the celebration as he wins the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
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Ryan Hunter-Reay rolls down pit lane for practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates having the fastest qualifying time Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates having the fastest qualifying time Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies fastest Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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