TORONTO — Two races. Standing starts. And no Danica or Paul Tracy. Yes, this year’s Honda Indy Toronto, which features races on Saturday and Sunday, is a bit different than in past years. How different? Michael Traikos answers some of the questions on race fans’ minds:
Are there really two races?
It sounds like a bit of a gimmick. And maybe it is. But IndyCar, which hosted back-to-back races in Detroit last month, will take advantage of one of its most popular venues — and save money on operating costs — by doubling down in Toronto this weekend.
For fans who bought a three-day race package, it means getting to watch two full-points races for the price of one. For drivers, it means having to race up to 170 laps in less than 48 hours.
“I believe for the promoters, and financially, doubleheaders probably make a lot of sense,”…
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