Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto

National Post | Sports

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.

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“I believe for the promoters, and financially, doubleheaders probably make a lot of sense,”…

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