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Toronto: Sunday warm-up times

Helio Castroneves topped the Sunday morning half-hour track opportunity that allowed drivers to ready their cars for the second race of the Honda Indy Toronto double-header.
Helio Castroneves paced the 30-minute Sunday warm-up session in Toronto, the Penske driver setting a best time of 59.4075s (106.35mph) on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

That was just under eight thousandths of a second faster that Scott Dixon, yesterday's race 1 winner and the man who will start today's race from from pole position alongside his Ganassi team mate Dario Franchitti who was third-fastest in the warm-up.

There were no significant incidents during the session, with drivers more focussed on the need to practice standing starts after the overnight decision to convert race 2 to the standing format after the planned attempt on Saturday went awry after Josef Newgarden stalled on the grid and forced race direction to switch to the normal rolling start.

Also in action on Sunday morning was Carlos Munoz, who had literally slipped into Ryan Briscoe's National Guard firesuit in order to take the wheel of the #4 Panther Racing car at very short notice, following confirmation of Briscoe's broken right wrist following a lap 61 accident in yesterday's race 1.

Munoz will start from the back of the grid for today's race, which gets underway at 3.40pm EST (8.40pm BST).

Sunday warm-up times

1. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 106.35mph 59.4075s (24 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 106.336mph 59.4154s + 0.0079s (22 laps)
3. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 106.177mph 59.5046s + 0.0971s (17 laps)
4. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 105.850mph 59.6883s + 0.2808s (23 laps)
5. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 105.807mph 59.7127s + 0.3052s (19 laps)
6. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 105.579mph 59.8415s + 0.4340s (15 laps)
7. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 105.562mph 59.8509s + 0.4434s (20 laps)
8. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt (H) 105.503mph 59.8848s + 0.4773s (20 laps)
9. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM (C) 105.468mph 59.9045s + 0.4970s (16 laps)
10. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 105.342mph 59.9762s + 0.5687s (18 laps)
11. #78 Simona De Silvestro KV Racing (C) 105.332mph 59.9820s + 0.5745s (24 laps)
12. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 105.263mph 1:00.0212s + 0.6137s (22 laps)
13. #18 Mike Conway Dale Coyne (H) 105.075mph 1:00.1285s + 0.7210s (18 laps)
14. #16 James Jakes RLL (H) 105.055mph 1:00.1400s + 0.7325s (17 laps)
15. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt (H) 104.896mph 1:00.2312s + 0.8237s (22 laps)
16. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 104.840mph 1:00.2635s + 0.8560s (8 laps)
17. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 104.811mph 1:00.2799s + 0.8724s (18 laps)
18. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 104.506mph 1:00.4559s + 1.0484s (19 laps)
19. #15 Graham Rahal RLL (H) 104.410mph 1:00.5112s + 1.1037s (21 laps)
20. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 104.398mph 1:00.5186s + 1.1111s (20 laps)
21. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 104.390mph 1:00.5231s + 1.1156s (18 laps)
22. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon (C) 104.312mph 1:00.5683s + 1.1608s (17 laps)
23. # Carlos Munoz 103.738mph 1:00.9032s + 1.4957s (22 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter (C) 103.595mph 1:00.9874s + 1.5799s (15 laps)

Total laps: 455



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Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, races to a sixth-place finish Saturday, July 13, 2013 during the IZOD IndyCar Series Race One in the Streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Castroneves retains the driver points lead. (Photo by Phillip Abbott for Chevy Racing)
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)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Degree Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, raced to a sixth-place finish Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
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)
Scott Dixon climbs into his car on pit road for his qualifying run during qualifications for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon on pit lane after qualifications for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy 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)
Scott Dixon enters Turn 3 during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon on pit lane following practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, Ed Carpenter, and Tony Kanaan go three-wide during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy 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)
Ryan Briscoe on course during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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