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Edmonton: Race results

Helio Castroneves survived sustained pressure from Takuma Sato over the course of the final 16 laps to win a surprisingly caution-free Edmonton Indy.
Careful hoarding of his push-to-pass power boosts early in the race gave Helio Castroneves the means to hold off a hard-charging Takuma Sato for the final 16 laps of the caution-free Edmonton Indy race in Canada at Edmonton City Center Airport on Sunday afternoon.

Alex Tagliani had led for almost two thirds of the race, but struggled on his final set of tyres and dropped back, which allowed Will Power to complete his recovery from 17th on the grid after his engine penalty all the way back to third place. By contrast, Ryan Hunter-Reay could only manage a seventh place finish after claiming pole on Saturday and tarting from 11th following his own grid penalty.

As a result, the IZOD IndyCar Series championship standings are closer than ever, with Hunter-Reay now just 22pts off Castroneves who has moved in front of his Penske team mate Power.

Race results

1. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 1:38:50.9294s (75 laps)
2. #15 Takuma Sato (H) + 0.8367s
3. #12 Will Power (C) + 5.3697s
4. #38 Graham Rahal (H) + 6.9481s
5. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) + 15.2358s
6. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) + 15.8757s
7. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) + 21.5357s
8. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) + 23.5311s
9. #18 Justin Wilson (H) + 26.3280s
10. #9 Scott Dixon (H) + 26.6481s
11. #14 Mike Conway (H) + 27.0458s
12. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) + 31.4527s
13. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) + 35.1256s
14. #26 Marco Andretti (C) + 39.8669s
15. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) + 40.8154s
16. #5 EJ Viso (C) + 55.1028s
17. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) + 56.0449s
18. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) + 57.0272s
19. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) + 1:04.8947s *
20. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) + 1 laps
21. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) + 1 laps
22. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) + 1 laps
23. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) + 2 laps

Retirements

24. #22 Oriol Servia (C) + 10 laps (Mechanical)
25. #19 James Jakes (H) + 32 laps (Mechanical)

Fastest lap: 77.3629s (103.491mph) on lap 68 by Josef Newgarden (#67)

* includes 30s penalty for causing avoidable contact
(C)=Chevy, (H)=Honda, (L)=Lotus



Related Pictures

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Winner Helio Castroneves celebrates winning the Edmonton Indy. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Winner Helio Castroneves leads Takuma Sato on the final laps of the Edmonton Indy. (c) 2012, Phil Abbott. (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Helio Castroneves enters the Turn 2 Keyhole turn during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay takes the twin checkers to win the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves crosses the start/finish line during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves affixes the Verizon P1 Award emblem as the pole winner for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves with the Verizon P1 Award trophy as the pole winner for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates with the Verizon P1 Award trophy as the pole winner for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates on pit lane following his pole-winning effort for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves set up for Turn 1 during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on track during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power chats with his race engineer in the Team Penske pit stand following practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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