Honda Indy Edmonton

Fin Driver Sponsor / Owner Laps Status Led Pts
1    Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi) 95 running 2 50
2    Will Power Verizon   (Roger Penske) 95 running 76 43
3    Dario Franchitti Target   (Chip Ganassi) 95 running 0 35
4    Ryan Briscoe Team Penske   (Roger Penske) 95 running 0 32
5    Ryan Hunter-Reay IZOD   (Andretti Autosport) 95 running 0 30
6    Paul Tracy Make-A-Wish   (KV Racing Technology) 95 running 0 28
7    Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 95 running 0 26
8    E.J. Viso PDVSA / Jet Aviation   (KV Racing Technology) 95 running 0 24
9    Takuma Sato Lotus   (KV Racing Technology) 95 running 0 22
10    Helio Castroneves Team Penske   (Roger Penske) 95 running 17 20
11    Marco Andretti Venom Energy   (Andretti Autosport) 94 running 0 19
12    Tony Kanaan 7-Eleven   (Andretti Autosport) 94 running 0 18
13    Raphael Matos HP   (De Ferran-Luczo-Dragon Racing) 94 running 0 17
14    Bertrand Baguette Conquest Racing / RACB   (Eric Bachelart) 94 running 0 16
15    Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com   (Andretti Autosport) 94 running 0 15
16    Vitor Meira ABC Supply Co.   (A.J. Foyt) 93 running 0 14
17    Hideki Mutoh Formula Dream / Panasonic   (Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing) 93 running 0 13
18    Alex Lloyd Boy Scouts of America   (Dale Coyne) 92 running 0 12
19    Tomas Scheckter Mona Vie   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing) 90 running 0 12
20    Dan Wheldon National Guard   (Panther Racing) 90 running 0 12
21    Justin Wilson Z-Line Designs   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing) 88 running 0 12
22    Simona de Silvestro Stargate Worlds / HVM   (Keith Wiggins) 87 fuel pump 0 12
23    Alex Tagliani Bowers & Wilkins / Hot Wheels   (FAZZT Race Team) 52 crash 0 12
24    Mario Romancini Conquest Racing   (Eric Bachelart) 52 crash 0 12
25    Milka Duno CITGO   (Dale Coyne) 4 handling 0 10

SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, winner Honda Indy Edmonton): “Brian always says that if you’re blocking going into any corner and you are on the right side – especially into Turn 1, you’re going to get a penalty. We get told every week, so you could see something was going to happen. We had a great run with the Target car and kept it in a typical line. It was a tough day. The Target car was pretty loose. I can’t believe that we won.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske, finished 10th): “I never moved my line. I actually did move him outside. When you go side by side like that with your teammate and they just take it away from you, it’s just absurd.”

WILL POWER (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske, finished second): “I got a run on him and he blocked me. I would say a black flag is a pretty harsh penalty, but it is what it is. It was just one of those racing things. When you’re leading on the last restart you want to keep the lead.”

ALEX TAGLIANI (No. 77 Bower & Wilkins/Hot Wheels): “It was an unfortunate incident for the no.77 Bowers & Wilkins Hot Wheels car. I think our first stint was a good one. We went long saving fuel and doing the best thing with what we had. I think we could have finished in the top ten but it was just an unfortunate incident in turn 1 that ended our day. We made up six positions and the Fazzt guys did a really good job. Our strategy was good, our car was better than it had been so I think a top ten finish was in our reach.” (About incident with Kanaan): “I think Turn 1 was the best place to pass. I got an opportunity and I took it. I think Tony (Kanaan) braked on the inside of Turn 1 and left the rubber line wide open. When I exited Turn 1, I felt like I left him a lot of room and stayed close to the wall. Then I felt a touch from behind on the right rear, got spun around then got hit on the left side. I’m disappointed. The whole Fazzt team is disappointed. This isn’t the way we wanted things to go here in Canada. We had realistic expectation coming in but didn’t leave with the results we had hoped for. This teams works hard and we’ll regroup and look to do better at the next few races.”

MARCO ANDRETTI (No. 26 Team Venom Energy): “We had to give 110 percent with the Venom car today and things just didn’t go our way.  Once we get on the right side of circumstance and once things actually go our way the 26 car will be pretty tough to get around.”

TONY KANAAN (No. 11 Team 7-Eleven): “I’ve raced a long time and I understand bad days, but this one was right up there with the longest of them for us. We have a lot of work to do to try and get better.”

RYAN HUNTER-REAY (No. 37 Team IZOD, finished fifth): “Coming out of here with a top five almost feels like a victory. The guys did a great job and it was another good points day for us. We just didn’t really have it this weekend. But, sometimes a team is measured by how well they do at a time when they’re missing a little something and I think Team IZOD showed what it is made of.”

DANICA PATRICK (No. 7 Team GoDaddy.com): “It was a good effort by the #7 GoDaddy.com team. Overall the weekend was really rough and disappointing for not only me, but for the whole Andretti team. It was just a chain of events that led us to this finish, so we’ll look to do better in Mid-Ohio.”

HIDEKI MUTOH (No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic): “The race wasn’t good for us. We started on the red alternate Firestone tires and the balance was good but we just couldn’t find any grip. On the next set somehow the pressure in the rear tires didn’t come up for maybe 15 laps. After that the car was very good at one point but I spun and lost some positions. On the final stint we put primary tires on and the car balance was loose again so it was very hard to stay on the track. I couldn’t fight.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske, finished 10th): “Obviously, I disagree with the decisions made by the race officials on the last restart in today’s race, but there is no excuse for my actions after the checkered flag. I apologize to my team, our sponsors, the fans and the entire IZOD IndyCar Series community for my behavior. My actions were totally wrong and I acted inappropriately to some people who are my friends and people I respect very much. Obviously, I am a very emotional person and today I let my emotions get the better of me and I’m very sorry for that.”

PAUL TRACY (No. 15 Make-A-Wish KV Racing Technology, finished sixth): “It was a good finish for the Honda Canada – Make-A-Wish – Motegi Wheels – KV Racing team today.  Our goal was to make money for Make-A-Wish these last two weeks and they raised over $112,000 for the two races.  It feels great to help the kids and the families.  My second goal was to have a good time.  Then we wanted a good finish and we pulled it off today.  It feels so good to race in front of the Canadian fans.  They really enjoy their racing.  Both Toronto and Edmonton support these events so well.  It is tough to come in as a spot driver and perform well.  This place is so hard and physical on a driver.  So coming from 15th and finish sixth feels very good.  I just wish we could get the car figured out earlier in the weekend to get a better starting spot.  I think we can race with the leaders if can do that.  Overall, today was good for the whole KV Racing team.  I just wish I could race again this year.”

MARIO MORAES (No. 32KV Racing Technology, finished seventh): “It was a good race for our KV crew.  I was trying to be patient with the tires in the first stint.  We were able to run long on fuel in the first stint and that helped you.  I am happy with the top-ten finish after the problem we had in qualifying.  We had some great pit stops and a great team effort in the race.  Now, I hope we can continue that momentum into Mid-Ohio.”

E.J. VISO (No. 8 PDVSA-Jet Aviation-KV Racing Technology): “It was definitely a tough race.  I made a couple of mistakes early in the race.  But overall, my PDVSA – KV Racing crew did a great job with a strong qualifying performance.  The car was good in the race.  We were in a fuel conservation mode and I lost a few positions.  I considered it a racing incident with Simona (de Silvestro).  She didn’t give any space and I think she didn’t see me.  So we banged tires.  The officials gave me a driving through penalty and that didn’t help us going back in the pack.  But we recovered well and we got back to eighth.  We want to be ready for Mid-Ohio now after the team did a good job this weekend.”

MARIO ROMANCINI (No. 34 Conquest Racing): “I am very disappointed as everybody knows that this might be my last race because we don’t have any sponsors, so I really would like to have had a good result. We had a good pace during the race but unfortunately it’s such a bad luck as it is the third race in a row that I can’t finish. In Toronto, someone took me out and here I got involved in an accident that I could not avoid, with Tagliani spinning in front of me. Other than that,we had a great weekend and I hope I can be back in the car soon and maybe I can do some more races this year”.

BERTAND BAGUETTE (No. 36 Conquest Racing RACB): “I think we had a consistent race today. On my first stint I was able to gain some positions and then I got stuck in traffic and I worked on saving fuel. On my second pit stop I lost some positions but I was on black tires and my car had a good balance and I was following Tony Kanaan all the time, which I consider a good reference, but unfortunately I couldn’t improve my track position. Overall it was a good weekend and now I am looking forward to our next race in Mid Ohio.”

RAPHAEL MATOS (No. 2 HP de Ferran Dragon Racing): “Taking into account the incident on the second lap, I’m happy we were able to salvage some points and finish in 13th.  It’s so frustrating that Paul compromised our race.  The guys did a great job in the pits to help recover.  Overall, I’m very frustrated, as we had the pace to finish much higher but, again, I think it was a great effort to come back after that set back.”

JUSTIN WILSON, No. 22 Z-Line Designs: “The Z-Line Designs car was improving in our first stint and I was able to drive the car the way I had wanted.  Right after our first stop my right rear shock broke and I was just trying to control the car and not get into anyone.  We will have a look at why the shock failed and continue on.  I’m looking forward to testing at Mid-Ohio next week to prepare for the race.”

TOMAS SCHECKTER, No. 24 MonaVie: “It was a really tough race today.  I think that I misled everyone and pointed them in the wrong direction with the car.  We had to come in and make an early stop to change the front wing, I really don’t know what went wrong there.  Overall it was a really tough day and I just tried to hang in there the whole race.  I just have to thank MonaVie and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the opportunity.  We can definitely leave Edmonton with some positives like qualifying well and hopefully we can take that on to some more races.”

TAKUMA SATO (No. 5 Lotus – KV Racing Technology): “It was a good day for the Lotus – KV Racing Technology team.  I enjoyed racing here and the race itself was very exciting.  There was a lot of side-by-side and overtaking on this circuit, which I experienced a lot of today.  On the last stint, I was so frustrated being stuck behind a lapped car.  Its okay for a few corners or even a lap, but it held me up for so long, almost 15 laps.  We tried to speak to their team to ask them to move over but for some reason it wasn’t happening.  On the last restart, my teammate PT (Paul Tracy) went wide and onto the grass.  I was alongside him when he came back on track forcing me wide and nearly losing it, but I managed to hold on and and keep position.  Later TK (Tony Kanaan) hit me from behind and spun me round, so I lost a couple of positions on that lap, but he did apologize to me after the race.  That was a shame but it was still a good day for the Lotus team.”

RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske, finished fourth): “It was a tough race because I nicked the wall only a few laps into the race and bent the rear toe link. From that point on the car was a handful, especially on the restarts. When the tires were clean and hot, the car was still very fast and I was able to get by the Ganassi cars. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t hold them off on the restarts. It was disappointing that we couldn’t battle for the win today but I’m happy that we were able to hold on and get a good finish.”

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