Chevy Racing–Helio Castroneves Continues as IZOD IndyCar Series Points Leader with Runner-up Finish in Race Two at Toronto

Helio Castroneves Continues as IZOD IndyCar Series Points Leader with Runner-up Finish in Race Two at Toronto
Sebastien Bourdais Gets Second Podium Finish of Weekend from Successful Standing Start
TORONTO (July 14, 2013) – Helio Castroneves continued the steady consistency that has kept him on top of the standings for the majority of the season by scoring a runner-up finish in Race Two of the 2 in T.O. doubleheader weekend on the Streets of Toronto. With the strong second-place run, the driver of the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet leads the points by 29 markers with 13 of the 19-race season in the record books.
Castroneves qualified third on the grid of the 24-car field, and executed a flawless standing start to enter turn one in second place. With excellent pit stops, he maintained track position during the race that saw just three caution flags for a total of 10 laps.
Sebastien Bourdais, No. 7 McAfee Dragon Racing Chevrolet, captured his second consecutive podium finish with a third-place run in today’s 85-lap/149.74-mile race.  From the seventh position on the grid, Bourdais also made an excellent start and came out of turn one in fifth place.
“Congratulations to Helio Castroneves and Sebastien Bourdais for strong podium finishes today in Toronto during Race 2 of the double header weekend” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, IZOD IndyCar Series. “The standing start was very popular with the fans and added another facet to the already diverse racing in the IZOD IndyCar Series.  Team Chevy is looking forward to the next race at Mid-Ohio.”
E.J. Viso, No. 5 Team Venezuela PDVSA CITGO Andretti Autosport Chevrolet, finished fifth, and his teammate, Marco Andretti, No. 25 Dr. Pepper Chevrolet was scored ninth at the finish to give Team Chevy four of the top-10 finishers.
Local favorite James Hinchcliffe, No. 27 GoDaddy Andretti Autosport Chevrolet, suffered an issue with his throttle on the warm-up laps, and dove down pit road to the attention of his crew prior to the start of the race.  He entered competition four laps down to the leaders, and was scored 21st at the finish.
Carlos Munoz, who replaced the injured Ryan Briscoe in the No. 4 National Guard Panther Racing Chevrolet, had a very solid race and finished 17th, just one lap down to the winner.
With six races remaining in the season, Chevrolet continues to lead the IZOD IndyCar Series Manufacturers’ Championship standings.
The race was won by Scott Dixon.
Next event for the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 teams and drivers in the IZOD IndyCar Series will be at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 4, 2013 with live television coverage on NBC Sports Network. Live radio coverage will be on XM Radio Channel 94 and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 212. In addition, IndyCar live timing and scoring with the radio broadcast can be found at

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