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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



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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)
Takuma Sato celebrates his victory in Race 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit with champagne at Belle Isle Park on Sunday May 31 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The Race 2 podium of Sebastien Bourdais, Takuma Sato, and Graham Rahal hoist their trophies in Victory Circle at Belle Isle Park  on Sunday May 31 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power crosses the start/finish line during Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park - Saturday May 30 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Hello Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, races to a sixth-place finish Saturday, May 30, 2015, during the the first of two Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, races to a fourth-place finish Saturday, May 30, 2015, during the the first of two Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power leads the field through Turn 8 during Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Takuma Sato exits Turn 11 during qualifications for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The helmet and gloves of Helio Castroneves following qualifications for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power affixes the Verizon P1 Award emblem after winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power with the Verizon P1 Award flag after winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power accepts the Verizon P1 Award from Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead after winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power wins the Verizon P1 Award for winning the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power wins the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at Belle Isle Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Hello Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Friday, May 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit, the first of two IndyCar races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Castroneves` teammate, Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, captured the pole. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Friday, May 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit, the first of two IndyCar races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Power`s teammate, Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, was second-fastest and will start in the front row with Power. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Friday, May 29, 2015, capturing the pole position for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit, the first of two IndyCar races this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Power`s teammate, Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, was second-fastest and will start in the front row with Power. (Photo by Ernie Masche/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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