Honda Indy Toronto
• Race 10 of Verizon IndyCar Series season (June 12-14). ... Juan Pablo Montoya leads the championship standings by 25 points over Team Penske teammate Will Power and is 43 points ahead of Scott Dixon. The latter two have won and started from the pole at Toronto.
• Entry list: 23 cars entered
• 411: Tickets and event information
• For spectators: A full-field autograph session is scheduled from 12:45-1:30 p.m. June 13 in the Coors Light Activation Zone. … June 12 is Fan Friday and the Ontario Honda Dealers will cover the cost of admission in exchange for a donation at the gate to Make-A-Wish Canada. Honda Canada will match dollar-for-dollar the donations. At Exhibition Place will be fun and games for the whole family, including free popcorn, snow cones and candy floss, golf practice swing and hockey slap shot zone, face painting, racing simulators and an opportunity to have your photo taken in an Indy car. … Throughout the weekend, fans will have the opportunity to sign a giant "Get Well Hinch" card for a minimum $2 donation to Make-A-Wish Canada. ... A beer garden located near food vendors and interactive games will feature brands from the Molson Coors’ portfolio of beers and cider. Individual vendors selling beverages will also roam the grounds. Find your festival
• Twitter: @hondaIndy, #indyTO; @IndyCar, #IndyCar
• TV: NBCSN telecasts taped qualifying (5 p.m. ET June 13) and the race live (3 p.m. ET June 14). Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer alongside analysts Steve Matchett and Paul Tracy. Pit reporters are Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller.
• Web: Live streaming video of Verizon IndyCar Series practices and qualifications in conjunction with real-time Timing & Scoring and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network broadcasts is available on RaceControl.IndyCar.com. … For the race, Timing & Scoring and the radio network broadcast.
• Radio: All Verizon IndyCar Series races are broadcast live on the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209, RaceControl.IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR 15 app. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying is broadcast on Sirius 212, XM 209, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com, and the INDYCAR 15 app. Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions are on RaceControl.IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and the INDYCAR 15 app. Paul Page is the chief announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton.
• INDYCAR 15 app: Verizon Wireless puts fans in the driver's seat with its INDYCAR 15 app, which has been enhanced with features such as an interactive 3D live view with real-time leaderboard and car telemetry to see where a fan's favorite driver is positioned, in-car camera video streaming from cameras that move 360 degrees and driver to pit crew conversation. Download it today.
Race laps: 85 (149.17 miles) on 2.755-mile, 11-turn (four left, seven right) street circuit (clockwise direction)
Pit box dimensions: 36 x 14 feet
Race weekend fuel: 55 U.S. gallons of Sunoco E85 for practice/qualifications; 55 gallons for race
Tires: Seven sets of Firestone Firehawks for the weekend (four primary, three alternate sets)
Push to pass parameters: 10 activations for 20 seconds each
Verizon IndyCar Series on-track times (all times Eastern):
Friday, June 12
10:45-11:30 a.m. -- Practice 1
2:45-3:30 p.m. – Practice 2
Saturday, June 13
10:40-11:25 a.m. – Practice 3
2:30 p.m. – Knockout qualifications
Sunday, June 14
11-11:30 a.m. – Practice 4
3:37 p.m. – Green flag
• Keys to race, according to Team Penske's Will Power: "Anytime you race at Toronto, you need to have a bit of luck on your side. Obviously a fast car helps tremendously, but it seems inevitable that you will have some contact during the race. You just hope it doesn't put you out. You have to race side by side into some of the corners -- especially after the long straight -- and sometimes both of you don't come out of it unscathed."
• Points: Driver, entrant and engine manufacturer receive points corresponding to their finish in the race (manufacturer points are awarded to the top three Chevrolet and Honda finishers). Bonus points for driver/entrant also are awarded for Verizon P1 Award (1 point), leading the most laps (2 points) and leading a lap (1 point). Engine manufacturer bonus points are awarded for Verizon P1 Award (1 point) and leading the most laps (2 points).
• 2014 races: Sebastien Bourdais of KVSH Racing won Race 1 from the pole and Mike Conway of Ed Carpenter Racing won Race 2. Tony Kanaan was a double podium finisher (third and second).
• Of note: Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ontario, will be the grand marshal. He is recovering from surgery for injuries suffered in a practice crash May 18 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ... The first Indy car race at Exhibition Place – site of the Canadian National Exhibition – was in 1986. Bobby Rahal was the winner. … Michael Andretti is the all-time race leader with seven victories. Paul Tracy is the lone Canadian to have won on the streets of Toronto with victories in 1993 and 2003 as well as Indy Lights in 1990. … This is the eighth road/street course race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season with a different driver winning the previous seven. ... Bourdais, Scott Dixon and Will Power have each won twice at Toronto, the most wins by an active Indy car driver. … Canadian rock band The Trews will sing the national anthems during pre-race ceremonies. ... With a total pit lane time of 1 minute, 47.013 seconds, the No. 26 AndrettiTV Cinsay Honda crew of Andretti Autosport and driver Carlos Munoz won the Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award during the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The win marks back-to-back Pit Stop Performance Awards for Andretti Autosport (No. 28 crew at Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 2), and the team's third overall win of the season (No. 27 crew at the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama). The AndrettiTV Cinsay Andretti Autosport crew will receive its $10,000 award during pre-race ceremonies.