“The No. 2 Hawk Performance Chevy had really good pace. Unfortunately, we got into that incident on the first lap and broke the front wing. We lost a few spots coming down pit road for repairs, but I wasn’t too concerned about that. We were ahead of (race winner Scott) Dixon and driving away from him, so we had a really good car. I don’t think we were an 11th-place car at all, so it’s disappointing when you don’t finish where you should. We just had to alter our strategy too much after pitting so early for a new front wing. It turned into more of a fuel mileage race for us and that meant we couldn’t really push the car on the red tires. It’s unfortunate but we will regroup and go to Milwaukee.”
JPM HOW WAS THE HAWK PERFORMANCE CHEVY IN THE FIRST RACE IN TORONTO? “We made a little bit of a mistake staying on red tires and the tires just really fell off. When you're competing there's nothing you can do but just get out of the way. But we looked forward to Race #2 and went for it in the Hawk Chevrolet."
Facts About the race:
- Rains showers in the Toronto area on Saturday forced INDYCAR officials to postpone Race 1 of the “2 in T.O.” until Sunday morning, creating a true doubleheader with two races being run on the same day.
- Juan Pablo Montoya qualified his No. 2 Hawk Performance Chevrolet in the 11th position during the Saturday morning qualifying session. However, he was forced to start at the rear of the field for the first race – a 65-lap event – of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader as the team had to replace many of the electrical units in the No. 2 Team Penske car while INDYCAR attempted to start the race on Saturday afternoon.
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