Chevy Racing–Streets of Toronto Coming Up

DETROIT (July 11, 2013) – After a stretch of IZOD IndyCar Series oval track races, the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 contingent is preparing to take to the 1.75-mile temporary street circuit in Toronto for rounds 12 and 13 of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule. The races in the largest city in Canada will play host to the second of three doubleheader weekends this season.  The long-running Toronto event will showcase a pair of 85-lap points paying races on Saturday and Sunday.
As the drivers and teams readjust their set-up’s and strategy from oval tracks to street circuits, they will face a new challenge – a standing start.  For the first time since 2008 at Long Beach, the IZOD IndyCar Series will implement a standing start for Saturday’s race one of the doubleheader weekend using a series of lights to signal the drivers the race is officially started.  The second race on Sunday of the Two in T.O. twin-bill will see the field take the green flag using the traditional rolling start.
“Team Chevy is looking forward to Toronto this weekend and the second of three IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader weekends,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, IZOD IndyCar Series.  “It is hard to believe the 2013 season is more than half over, but we are very pleased with the race results so far, including the not often mentioned strong reliability of the Chevrolet IndyCar Twin Turbo V6 engine.  In fact, Marco Andretti was able to lead 88 laps last weekend at Pocono while his engine passed the minimum change-out mileage threshold, as did Will Power’s engine on his way to a fourth place finish.  Our teams and technical partners continue to demonstrate the “Never Give Up” philosophy that is so integral to success and to Chevrolet’s principles.”
Defending IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay looks to back up his performance from last year and once again hoist the trophy in his Andretti Autosport teammate James Hinchcliffe’s home country of Canada. Hinchcliffe has already claimed two victories on street courses this season taking home wins at St. Petersburg and Sao Paulo and would like nothing more than to earn his fourth victory of the season in front of the hometown crowd.  Two other former Streets of Toronto Chevrolet IndyCar V6 powered driver’s Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power would also like to find their way back to victory lane in Toronto and record their first victories of the 2013 season. 
Race number one of the Honda Indy Toronto 2 in T.O. is set to start on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET with live television coverage on NBC Sports Network. Race number two is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. ET with live television coverage on NBC Sports Network.  Each race will be 85 laps for a total of 299.5 miles.