Yesterday on the street circuit at the Exhibition Place in Toronto, Franchitti grabbed the pole for today’s first race. In today’s qualifying for the doubleheader event his teammate Dixon set the fastest lap.
Missing in action today was Race Director Beaux Barfield as he had to take time off for personal reasons.
Franchitti beats Bourdais by a hair to claim the pole for IndyCar's first ever standing start race.
The race marked the 100th win for the Target Racing Program and the 200th win for Honda in Indy car racing.
The result was also part of a one-two-three sweep of the podium with Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon (first) and Dario Franchitti (third) – the first in team history.
Dixon fought until the checkered flag and finished sixth as the top Honda-powered car.
With the sixth-place result, Dario Franchitti entered the top-10 in IZOD IndyCar Series point standings for the first time this season.
The Target drives advanced 10 combined spots in the championship title race over the weekend.
Pagenaud is the sixth different winner in seven races this season (Hinchcliffe, Hunter-Reay, Sato, Kanaan, Conway, Pagenaud).
Dario Franchitti won the pole, but will start 11th for the first of two races in Detroit. E.J.Viso to take over the point.
The month of May 2014 cannot come fast enough for the fans.
Honda is second in the manufacturer point standings with 33 points, trailing Chevrolet with 42.
The penalties laid down by INDYCAR for engine changes at IMS will be imposed at the event in Detroit. The infractions found at the 500 venue were handed monetary fines.
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Reigning IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay set a new record on the Brazilian street circuit in the Firestone Fast Six for the fourth Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle.
The fourth-place result was the best for the No. 10 team this season, and the first top-five for Franchitti in 2013