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Toronto’s IndyCar race rained out on Saturday



Published: Sun, July 20, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

TORONTO

Let’s race two.

IndyCar’s weekend doubleheader will be crammed into one day because Saturday’s race was called because of rain.

IndyCar has scheduled two, 65-lap races for today. The first one will have a rolling start at 10:30 a.m. and the second one is set for a standing start at 4:15 p.m. The order for the second race will be set by points, as of Saturday. Both races will be telecast on NBCSN.

IndyCar officials originally had decided to make Saturday’s race a 90-minute or 65-lap race once it started. But with rain falling into the night, officials decided to call the race.

“Obviously, we all wanted to get the race in today, but this was the correct call,” series points leader Helio Castroneves said. “We really tried to start the race, but it was clear that we were going to wreck a lot of cars. The PPG Chevy is very fast so whenever we start the race we will be fine.”

Castroneves has the pole for the second race.

Will Power’s car wrecked during warm-up laps. The pace car also spun before officials decided to pull the cars from the track and red flag the race.

Sebastien Bourdais won his first open-wheel pole since 2007 earlier in the day.

Bourdais’ lap of 58.9479 seconds (107.179 mph) on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit at Exhibition Place earned him his 32nd career pole. He won his first pole since Sept. 2, 2007, at Assen, Netherlands, driving for Champ Car.

The course was affected by standing water on the backstretch.


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