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Rain Makes IndyCar Race Twice On Sunday

Rain postponed Saturday's Verizon IndyCar Series race to Sunday. (Al Steinberg photo)

For a series that supposedly can race in the rain, standing water on the 11-turn, 1.75-mile temporary street course in Toronto ultimately canceled Saturday’s first race of the Honda Indy Toronto 2 in T.O. doubleheader creating a true Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader on Sunday.

Bourdais Speeds To Toronto Pole

Sebastien Bourdais celebrates winning the pole in Toronto. (Al Steinberg photo)

The top four championship contenders for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship will start in the top five positions on the grid for Saturday’s Honda Indy Toronto 2 in T.O. but it was a return to the pole position for a driver who used to win poles on a regular basis.

Pagenaud Is Tops In Toronto Practice

Simon Pagenaud paced Verizon IndyCar Series practice on Friday in Toronto. (Al Steinberg photo)

Just one year ago Scott Dixon arrived in Toronto after a victory the previous week at Pocono and swept the two races of the IndyCar doubleheader to win three-straight races in an eight-day period.

Fresh Tires Give Hunter-Reay Iowa Victory

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning Saturday's Verizon IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Tony Kanaan looked like a sure bet to score his first victory since the 2013 Indianapolis 500 in Saturday night’s Iowa Corn Indy 300. That was before two drivers made a gamble that paid off in a big way by pitting for four fresh tires during the final caution period of the race.

Dixon Leads Ganassi Qualifying Sweep

Scott Dixon will start from the pole for Saturday's Verizon IndyCar Series event at Iowa Speedway. (Al Steinberg Photo)

The “Sleeping Giant” that is Chip Ganassi Racing has woken up and that could spell change for the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Montoya Masters Pocono IndyCar Challenge

Juan Pablo Montoya on his way to winning Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway. (Al Steinberg Photo)

For the past week Juan Pablo Montoya has been charting his progress in his return to IndyCar racing by saying, “I’m getting there.”

Pocono IndyCar Pole Belongs To Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya sped to the pole on Saturday for Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series race in Pocono, Pa. (Al Steinberg photo)

It was just a week ago that Juan Pablo Montoya believed he was almost all the way back as an IndyCar Series driver when the 1999 CART champion and 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner proclaimed, “I’m getting there.”

Pagenaud Beats Rookies, Wins Houston GP

Simon Pagenaud won Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series event at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Simon Pagenaud saved his best for last on Sunday.

Castroneves Speeds To Houston Pole

Helio Castroneves won his 40th career IndyCar pole on Sunday in Houston. (Al Steinberg photo)

Helio Castroneves has made quite a bounce back from the bad luck he encountered at Houston last season with gearbox failures in both races of the doubleheader.

Huertas Shocks, Scores First IndyCar Win

Carlos Huertas won a chaotic Verizon IndyCar Series race Saturday afternoon in Houston, Texas. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Carlos Huertas, a 23-year-old rookie from Colombia, won a bizarre Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers on Saturday for the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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