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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)
Ryan Briscoe wrecks after contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay in the closing laps of the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe wrecks after contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay in the closing laps of the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe wrecks after contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay in the closing laps of the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe wrecks after contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay in the closing laps of the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe wrecks after contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay in the closing laps of the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves leads the field down the frontstretch during the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power and Takuma Sato crash out during the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power crashes out during the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal drives past the wrecked car of Ryan Briscoe after winning the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on Saturday, June 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Hunter-Reay go side-by-side during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti go side-by-side during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Josef Newgarden, and Sebastien Bourdais mix it up on the frontstretch during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power crosses the start/finish line during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe on course during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe on course during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Luca Filippi, Helio Castroneves and Josef Newgarden celebrate on the podium after the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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