Panther Racing Has Momentum Heading To Toronto

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Panther, Hildebrand Keep Momentum Rolling North of the Border

After Exciting Fourth-Place Finish at the Iowa Corn 250, National Guard Rookie Looks Forward to Toronto

The IZOD IndyCar Series returns to Canada this weekend for the third Honda Indy Toronto race on the streets of downtown Toronto. Historically, the 1.75-mile, 11-turn street course has hosted some of the most exciting non-oval races in the series, and this year’s IZOD IndyCar Series field is one of the most talented and evenly matched in league history.

J.R. Hildebrand, Panther Racing
J.R. Hildebrand, Panther Racing

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

At the midway point in the season National Guard Panther Racing rookie JR Hildebrand is in ninth place in the IZOD IndyCar Series Points Standings after a thrilling fourth-place finish at the Iowa Corn 250. After a break in the action over the Fourth ofJuly holiday, Panther and Hildebrand are looking forward to the upcoming race weekend and hope to keep their momentum going through the streets of Toronto.

In the team’s two previous starts in Toronto, former driver Dan Wheldon finished 10th in 2010 and 14th in 2009.

Though this will be his first IndyCar race in Toronto, Hildebrand has raced the circuit in aFirestone Indy Lights car; finishing second in the Toronto 100 in 2009. Hildebrand, the Indy 500 runner-up and Rookie of the Year, is the top rookie in the IZOD IndyCar Series, leading Toronto hometown favorite James Hinchcliffe by a total of 27 points.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dan Wheldon , James Hinchcliffe , J.R. Hildebrand
Teams Panther Racing
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