Incident at Toronto Results in a 21st-place Finish for Kimball

Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing (NNCGR) driver Charlie Kimball finished 21st in Sunday’s eventful Honda Indy Toronto on the streets of Toronto.

Charlie Kimball, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing
Charlie Kimball, Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing

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The No. 83 Novo Nordisk Honda lined-up 25th for the 85-lap race on the 11-turn, 1.75-mile street course. Kimball showed strength early on by advancing 11 positions, driving to 14th by lap 20. The Novo Nordisk team would claim a spot in the top-15 until the No. 83 was involved in an incident on lap 47, damaging the front wing and forcing Kimball to make an unscheduled pit stop for repairs. The IZOD IndyCar Series rookie made his way back out on the circuit in 18th and battled to 12th by lap 66. The solid run ended abruptly when the No. 83 was collected in an accident on lap 76 causing the drive line to break and ended the day for Kimball, which resulted in a 21st-place finish.

With the finish, Kimball continues to hold third-place in the IZOD IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year point standings and moves to 21st overall.

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Charlie Kimball: “Unfortunate finish for what was going to be a really good race for the No. 83 Novo Nordisk car. We had really good pace all day, we were quick. The whole Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing crew did a great job with race strategy and pit stops. I just got pinballed around and got involved with some guys that weren't really driving heads up. It's disappointing, but we'll build on this because we know we have the speed to go to Edmonton and then on to Mid-Ohio."

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