With his latest trip to Victory Lane gives Hunter-Reay
a bit of breathing room at the top of the IZOD IndyCar driver’s championship
, where he now sits 34 points ahead of Will Power. Charlie Kimball finished second in the Honda Indy Toronto
, on Sunday afternoon, and Mike Conway was third.
“Certainly we’re on a streak, but I see it more that we’re reaching out capability in what we can do,” said Hunter-Reay after the race
. “Toronto is one of my favourite races, so this is a special one for sure.”
Hunter-Reay said winning on a road course is great for him and the team.
“It’s nice to go from the ovals to a street course and be able to win on both,” he said. “It shows that this team is capable of a lot.”
Defending race champion and pole-sitter Dario Franchitti blew a pit stop, when he stopped too far from the refueling tank, and saw his chance of winning his second-straight Toronto race evaporate. Franchitti’s misfortune was great news for Hunter-Reay. His three wins this season have come when Franchitti started in the pole position.
“I hope he gets a lot of poles this year,” Hunter-Reay joked about the importance of having Franchitti start in the pole spot. “It’s very important, because every time I have won Dario has been on the pole.”
The Canadian leg of the IZOD IndyCar Series
season continues in Edmonton on July 22.