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'2inTO' returns to Toronto in 2014

2014 Honda Indy Toronto to again feature two races on two consecutive days

Published: October 19, 2013, 11:00 PM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 2:56 PM

Honda Indy Toronto, 2013, Race One

IndyCar has announced its race schedule for 2014 and it will again feature '2in TO'. The Honda Indy Toronto will again comprise two separate races on two consecutive days.

The Honda Indy organizers have confirmed that the Indy cars will take to Lakeshore Boulevard and the streets of Exhibition Place on the weekend of July 18-20 – a week later than their 2013 date.

They'll run one full race on Saturday and another full race on Sunday.

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"The 2013 edition of the Honda Indy Toronto was a historic one," said Charlie Johnstone, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. "The formula of having two races in one weekend worked very well here in Toronto. We look forward to hosting another memorable weekend of racing in 2014."

The 2014 race weekend is part of an 18-race schedule that includes two other double-header weekends – one at Houston and one at Detroit's Belle Isle, the same as was the case this year.

While the two-race format is very difficult for the teams and drivers, it has proven to be extremely popular with fans.

The entire 2014 season will be compressed compared to 2013, beginning in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 30 and ending on Labour Day weekend at Fontana, California.

This year's schedule just ended today, at Fontana, with Scott Dixon winning his third championship in a nail-biting finale, in which he finished fifth to runner-up Helio Castroneves' sixth-place finish to clinch the title.

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The Honda Indy Toronto is the only IndyCar race scheduled for Canada and it's the largest annual sporting event in the province of Ontario.

Also this week, Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe has been confirmed as returning to Team Andretti for the next two seasons, newly powered by Honda, instead of Chevrolet, and newly sponsored by the tech company, United Fibre and Data, rather than GoDaddy.