VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY TORONTO – 2 IN T.O.
STREETS OF TORONTO – EXHIBITION PLACE
TEAM CHEVY RACE TWO RECAP
JULY 20, 2014
Mike Conway Wins Race Two in Toronto to Give Chevy Doubleheader Victories
Tony Kanaan and Will Power Give Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Second Podium Sweep of Day
TORONTO (July 20, 2014) – Mike Conway along with team owner Ed Carpenter made the strategy call of Race Two on the Streets of Toronto for the Verizon IndyCar Series that took Conway and the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet team to Victory Lane. It was the second win of the season for Conway, the third win of the year for the team, the second win of the Toronto Doubleheader weekend for Chevrolet and the eighth IndyCar win of the season for the Bowtie brand.
“Mike Conway driver of the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet along with the team made a great call to pit before the rest of the field, and switch from rain tires to Firestone slicks late in the race,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicle and Motorsports. “Their strategic move paid off with Mike jumping to the lead, and capturing his second win of the season. “
Tony Kanaan brought the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to the checkered flag in second place to secure his second podium finish of the day. Giving Team Chevy the podium sweep was Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, who finished third to move within 13 points of the lead in the driver championship battle.
Giving the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 the top-four finishing positions in Race Two was Charlie Kimball in the No. 83Levemir FlexTouch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
“Tony Kanaan and his No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing team demonstrated perseverance to climb from nearly a lap down to reach second on podium,” Campbell continued. “It was a great team effort. Will Power’s podium finish keeps the No. 12 team in the championship hunt. And Charlie Kimball and the No. 83 Chevrolet team added a top-four finish for Chevrolet.”
In total, Team Chevy drivers scored six of the top-10 finishing positions in the 56-lap/80-minute race shortened due to rain in the early stages of the race that slowed the pace.
Inclement weather on Saturday forced Verizon IndyCar officials to run both races of the Streets of Toronto – Exhibition Place Race Doubleheader today.
Scott Dixon brought the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to the finish line in seventh position, and Sebastien Bourdais, winner of Race One in the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut KVSH Racing Chevrolet was ninth at the checkered flag.
“What a great call late in the race by Mike Conway with Ed Carpenter Racing to give the organization its third win of the season ,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, Verizon IndyCar Series. “Weekends like this are cherished for their rarity. Chevrolet is proud to partner with and provide the power to all of our Team Chevy organizations. We leave Toronto with a full head of steam and look forward to Mid-Ohio on August 3rd.”
Helio Castroneves, No. 3 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet, remains the points leader with his 12th place finish in Race Two. He is 13 points ahead of his teammate Power.
“It was an exciting weekend for Chevrolet on the Streets of Toronto to capture four of the top-five finishing positions in Race One, and the top-four in Race Two,” Campbell concluded. “The credit for the results goes to the drivers and the teams In addition, all four of the Chevrolet partner race organizations – KVSH Racing, Ed Carpenter Racing, Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing – contributed valuable manufacturer points in both races.”