Monday, July 15, 2013

Second place IndyCar trophy crashes in Toronto

The IZOD IndyCar Series' much-hyped introduction of standing race starts never materialized, but the finish of the Honda Indy Toronto made up for that disappointment.
Scott Dixon and Target Chip Ganassi Racing continued their resurgence as Dixon won for the first time in Toronto, pulling away to lead Sebastien Bourdais of Dragon Racing across the line by 1.7007 seconds following a green-white-checkered finish. Dixon backed up his victory last Sunday at Pocono Raceway with the 31st victory of his IndyCar career.
Remarkably, Dixon shared the podium with Bourdais and Dario Franchitti on a day when he tied both on 31 victories.
Four-time IndyCar Series champion Franchitti crossed the line in third place, but as he was celebrating on the podium, temporary Race Director Brian Barnhart announced that Franchitti would be penalized by 25 seconds for blocking Team Penske's Will Power on the last lap, dropping him to 13th. Andretti Autosport's Marco Andretti inherited third place.
As the celebration on the podium started-up once more, it was Bourdais who retained second place who took the spotlight, but his trophy didn't fare so well. Check out what happens as he receives it.

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