IndyCar to try again with standing start for Toronto Race 2

IndyCar to try again with standing start for Toronto Race 2

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IndyCar to try again with standing start for Toronto Race 2

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Saturday’s standing start debut was shelved. (Marshall Pruett photo)

IndyCar officials announced that a standing start will be used in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 on Sunday.

“The fans deserve to see a standing start, so after consultation with the promoter, we have made the decision to implement standing start for Sunday’s race,” said IndyCar’s Brian Barnhart.

The series’ first attempt at a standing start was aborted during Race #1 Saturday when Josef Newgarden’s car stalled on the grid. The rule to switch to a conventional rolling start in the event of an aborted start was made because of uncertainty whether IndyCar clutches would stand the strain of two standing starts.

The standing start will follow the same procedures that were used in Race 1. 

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