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The 2009 Honda Indy Toronto was the tenth round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season and took place on July 12, 2009 at the 1.755-mile (2.824 km) Exhibition Place temporary street circuit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dario Franchitti won the race, to join Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon as the only three-time winners in the 2009 season. Franchitti also regained the points lead from Dixon, leading the championship by two points as the championship heads to Edmonton.[2] Ryan Briscoe finished second for the fifth time in the last six races,[3] with Penske Racing teammate Will Power third on his return to the series.

Canada 2009 Toronto
Race details
10th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
DateJuly 12, 2009
Official nameHonda Indy Toronto
LocationStreets of Toronto
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance85 laps
149.175 mi / 240.074 km
WeatherPartly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 28.7 °C (83.7 °F)[1]
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:01.0249
Fastest lap
DriverRyan Briscoe (Team Penske)
Time1:02.2313 (on lap 84 of 85)
Podium
FirstDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondRyan Briscoe (Penske Racing)
ThirdWill Power (Penske Racing)

The 2009 race was a resumption of the Toronto Grand Prix after a one-year hiatus due to the unification of the Champ Car World Series into IndyCar during the 2008 season, during which a Toronto Grand Prix was not held due to scheduling conflicts.

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RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:43:47.1408 1 45 53
2 6   Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 85 + 1.6745 11 0 40
3 12   Will Power Penske Racing 85 + 2.1355 2 0 35
4 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 + 2.4803 8 0 32
5 18   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 85 + 2.9230 4 0 30
6 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 85 + 6.4095 18 0 28
7 14   Ryan Hunter-Reay A. J. Foyt Enterprises 85 + 7.1837 12 0 26
8 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 85 + 8.2552 17 0 24
9 34   Alex Tagliani Conquest Racing 85 + 13.4745 5 21 22
10 2   Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 85 + 16.0983 9 0 20
11 5   Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 85 + 19.0141 13 1 19
12 27   Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 84 + 1 Lap 22 0 18
13 13   E. J. Viso HVM Racing 84 + 1 Lap 16 0 17
14 4   Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 84 + 1 Lap 21 0 16
15 20   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 82 + 3 Laps 19 0 15
16 23   Tomas Scheckter Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 74 Contact 14 6 14
17 11   Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 70 Contact 20 0 13
18 3   Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 65 Contact 10 12 12
19 15   Paul Tracy KV Racing Technology 65 Contact 15 0 12
20 02   Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 57 Contact 3 0 12
21 98   Richard Antinucci (R) Team 3G 41 Mechanical 23 0 12
22 24   Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 32 Contact 6 0 12
23 06   Robert Doornbos (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 26 Electrical 7 0 12
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT

Standings after the raceEdit