Honda Indy Toronto

Now that was some street racing at it’s finest. Drivers fighting for the same piece of turf, pushing themselves, and their car, to the limits and beyond, Race Day in Toronto was truly a “Let’s take it to the street” race. If you thought you had your game face on, well… Check your mirror, because you may just find, 24 other drivers brought theirs too! Yea I said 24… Milka lost hers out here somewhere!

Okay, enough with the funny business… let’s talk some racing. I want to congratulate Will Power, again, for a job well done. I don’t know what we are going to do with this guy folks. The man is a winning machine. I shook the man’s hand Wednesday, at the Future Car Strategy Announcement, and told him good luck this weekend. Okay so now I ask myself… Why? Why would you do such a thing. Just kidding folks, but for real though… Another win for this man? Let’s just give him his trophy now! So for the other 25 drivers, yes I will include Milka, GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND! Time to take the throne away from Will and the Team Penske crusaders!

Justin Wilson, the man we all just knew was the man to beat in Toronto. Brother, my heart goes out for you and the Z Line Designs crew. What a strong performance this weekend. You did a hell of a job! One small, but costly, mistake took Justin out of the chase for the checkered flag. Justin jumped Will Power and the Team Penske boys coming out of pit lane for the final stops of the race, but after the restart Will Power took Justin in turn 1 sending Justin to P2 and a lap later, while pushing his car to the edge he slid the rear out, allowing the field to drive right by him. Throw your head back up Justin…We’ll see you next week in Edmonton!

Now let’s get to my boys (and my girl.) Andretti Autosport sent all of their cars across the finish line with top 10 finishes. Look out ladies and gents, Ryan Hunter-Reay is back on the podium with TK just behind him. “Betta Watch yo Back Foo’s” they are coming for the win. GoDaddy girl and “IndyCar’s Own” Danica Patrick, In yo face ESPN, brought home a season best finish for the road courses of 6th place with team-mate Marco Andretti just behind her in 8th. Good work out there today guys. Now let’s pull “together” as a team and shoot our way through to the top!

Not a good day for many drivers out on the track today for as they say, where there is one yellow, there is bound to be another! Accidents claimed many drivers on the Streets of Toronto for the Honda sponsored event but one team stands out this weekend as tragedy struck every member of the KV Racing Technology Race Team. Toronto “Fan Favorite” Paul Tracy looked strong throughout the race and found himself in the front of the pack on a different strategy than the rest of the field. Paul gave it his all this weekend but Toronto claims the victory over Tracy and the rest of the KV Racing team. Paul received the highest finishing position in the KV Racing garages with 13th. Takuma Sato finished 25th after an incident with team-mate Mario Moraes, who went on to finish behind Tracy in P14. EJ Viso and the PDVSA sponsored KV Racing machine finish 19th. I see good things coming to Kevin and Jimmy’s future though… The new Dallara Safety Cell only cost $385,000 complete! Was that mean? I am only kidding. Seriously the toll on this team this year has been tremendous. I wish you the best of luck in the races to come!

The infamous TURN 3. Okay so how many drivers today fell victim, to that one… single… right hand turn? Huh… What’s that you say? If it went down on the track, it went down there? I know we have been boasting the IZOD IndyCar Series close competitiveness but geez. Was like bumper cars without the bumpers folks. And I loved it! The action was intense and had you squirming in your seat, as you watched to see if the drivers were going to make it this lap. When you have the best drivers in the world, all fighting for the same piece of track real-estate… You get… Action! Heart-pounding, temper-flaring, gut-wrenching action!

Over-all it was a great day for racing and a great day to be a fan of the IZOD IndyCar Series. As we all head into our work week and get, “Back to the Grind” I hope you all have a great week, and some great stories, to get you through. And I want to thank you all for being “THE BEST FANS IN RACING” IZOD IndyCar Fans! I wanna give a shout-out to these two guys that had me cracking up over Twitter. Some comments have been made about the race, and some of the events that transpired on the track. My boy Ryan Briscoe got hung up by Graham Rahal. I’ma leave the details for you to search for but look forward to seeing these two in Edmonton. Championship or not I can feel the tension building in the air and look for a little repercussions come Sunday. “NASCRAP without the fenders!” Ooops, sorry fans. Well, maybe a little, but you know what… I Am IndyCar. And you know that’s right!


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